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Worrying about the bond-market bubble is ‘old guy’ thinking

“With the Federal Reserve now beginning to increase rates again, those memories are coming flooding back to the bond market” writes Chief Of Operations for cnbc.com. The average bond market pundit either lived through the 1970’s and 1980’s, when interest rates spiked to unprecedented levels, or was mentored by folks who did. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Housing bubble fears stronger in Washington than in any other state

“New York, Florida and California residents were the next most likely to fear a housing bubble” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. A new survey found 71 percent of Washington adults think a housing bubble is coming.The bubble survey was released by ValueInsured, a company that sells insurance to protect against declining home values.It’s unclear what could even cause housing prices to drop right now. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Jamie Dimon: I wouldn’t buy a 10-year bond from any country in the world right now

“JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stopped short of saying the bond market is on the cusp of a collapse, but said he wouldn’t personally buy any long-term government debt” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. The CEO spoke after former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned on Friday that the bond market could collapse and it will also threaten stock prices.”My view is the Fed is doing the right things, raising rates, telling people we’re going to start reducing the balance sheet,” Dimon added.The likely scenario is that the bond…

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Fresh fears China’s debt bubble could burst

“Economists believe the Chinese economy will slow in the second half of this year as demand in the US and eurozone eases” writes Andrew Wilson for telegraph.co.uk. Even if they slow down to the point where credit growth rises at the same rate as the economy, Beijing will have a problem.A former International Monetary Fund chief economist, he said China posed one of the biggest risks to the economy over the next five years.The professor, who has long warned of a China slowdown, acknowledged that Beijing had taken “remarkable” steps…

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Greenspan: Bond bubble about to break because of ‘abnormally low’ interest rates

“That low interest rate environment has been the product of current monetary policy at the institution he helmed from 1987-2006” writes Adam Jeffery for cnbc.com. “The current level of interest rates is abnormally low and there’s only one direction in which they can go, and when they start they will be rather rapid,” Greenspan said on “Squawk Box.”. In a CNBC interview, the longtime central bank chief said the prolonged period of low interest rates is about to end and, with it, a bull market in fixed income that has…

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GREENSPAN: IT’S ABOUT TO BURST

“That low interest rate environment has been the product of current monetary policy at the institution he helmed from 1987-2006” writes Adam Jeffery for cnbc.com. “The current level of interest rates is abnormally low and there’s only one direction in which they can go, and when they start they will be rather rapid,” Greenspan said on “Squawk Box.”. In a CNBC interview, the longtime central bank chief said the prolonged period of low interest rates is about to end and, with it, a bull market in fixed income that has…

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One giant reason why tech bubble talk may simply be overblown

“Bubble talk has plagued tech stocks in recent months, with Amazon and Netflix coming under fire for pricey valuations” reports marketwatch.com. Our call of the day says really, investors have been looking at valuations all wrong .There is no bubble.President Donald Trump and two senators to unveil an immigration bill at the White House; Democrats surge ahead on generic ballot, according to a poll; the White House prepares to open a China trade probe; and more. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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