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Treasury bonds are already reacting to China's proposed market reforms

Plus: Navigating a bond portfolio through rising rates, El-Erian says the market outlook is rocky, the price of meat is high and going higher, and math doesn't have to be so darn complicated

May 12, 2014 @ 8:14 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • Market reforms in China send investors into riskier assets and out of U.S. bonds. The plan would open Chinese markets to foreign investors and add liquidity. The yield on the 10-year Treasury falls to 2.64%

  • Navigating your bond portfolio through a period of rising rates. In bond math, sometimes what's best isn't always obvious and sometimes what's obvious isn't always best. There is no guarantee rates will rise

  • The market outlook looks rocky from Mohamed El-Erian's perspective. Much of it will hinge on the Fed's transitions strategy. An economic tug-of-war

  • Just in time for grilling season, meat prices are on the rise. Stock up that freezer, because prices are expected to rise throughout the summer. The price of bacon is up 13% from a year ago

  • The new math when it comes to math. Subtraction doesn't have to be a heavy, lumbering process. Or you could just use a calculator


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