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  1. Dollar-Denominated Debt Gets a Boost

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    Sat, 7 Mar 2015

    last month and is now only up 1.78%, year to date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened

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    date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened 16 basis points to end February
  2. UK prosecutors to move quickly on BoE auctions probe -source

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    Thu, 5 Mar 2015

    LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - British fraud prosecutors expect a speedy investigation into the possible rigging of efforts to support the financial system during the credit crunch after they moved to start a formal inquiry, a source familiar with the investigation said.

  3. Bull’s Buck Is Not a Bust

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    Wed, 25 Feb 2015

    Economic Expectations Indicator surged to 45.2 in January from 31.8 in December. Moreover, the percentage of banks tightening credit is down the past two quarters, and loan demand is increasing, which is the first step toward better economic growth

  4. Dollar’s Rise: a Good Sign

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015

    parity to the dollar by 2017, a level not seen since 2002 when the euro debuted. What’s behind these moves? The global credit crunch , which induced recession and the 2008 market crash, introduced a new term to investors – quantitative easing (QE

  5. Asia, Looking to 2015 and Beyond

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    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    resistance and it will not likely be smooth sailing. The market has moved up partly because India is slowly emerging from a credit squeeze but also because of sentiment. Momentum has been based on hope for reform, rather than on reality. As we enter the new year

  6. Not a Lot of Upside for Corporate Bonds

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    Fri, 7 Nov 2014

    compared to normalized metrics on inflation expectations in the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as

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    the shape of the yield curve. Thus, we will probably see the tightening credit spreads offset by the rising interest rates, and so therefore, we expect that the investors in high-yield as well as investment-grade will
  7. Is Your Short-Term Bond Fund More Risky Than You Thought?

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    Wed, 5 Nov 2014

    Sarah Bush says that no fund managers think a 2008-style credit crunch is in the offing. But, she notes, it's a good time to ..... been stellar since. While it struggled a bit during the credit crunch in 2011's third quarter, Jacobson says it didn't perform

  8. The Pillars of Investing

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    Thu, 30 Oct 2014

    believe Bank of Hawaii is adequately reserved for future loan losses and therefore should be able to manage through the tightening credit markets. The company's net interest margin came under increased pressure in the quarter, declining to 4.12% from

  9. The Business Cycle Approach to Asset Allocation

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    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    rates of inflation. Economic growth rates slow to “stall speed” against a backdrop of restrictive monetary policy, tightening credit availability, and deteriorating corporate profit margins. Inventories tend to build unexpectedly as sales growth declines

  10. 3 Foreign Bond Funds for Conservative Investors

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    Wed, 10 Sep 2014

    2008, for example, even as the average world-bond fund lost almost 2%, and it also held its ground in 2011's global credit crunch , returning 2% in the third quarter of that year even as its average peer lost money. Its standard deviation is lower than

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