U.S. Bonds Caught in Crosshairs of Trade War

U.S. Bonds Caught in Crosshairs of Trade War

Posted On May 17, 2019 2:40 pm

We all know one of the most important inputs underpinning this multi-year bull market has been historically low-interest rates.  This, in turn, means bond prices, which work in inverse to yields, have also been a great performing asset.

In fact, yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note just hit 2.38%, it’s the lowest level in 18 months as investors have been pouring an inordinate of amount of money into bonds, both government and corporate, to seek a safe haven from the trade wars.

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Steve Smith

Steve Smith have been involved in all facets of the investment industry in a variety of roles ranging from speculator, educator, manager and advisor. This has taken him from the trading floors of Chicago to hedge funds on Wall Street to the world online. From 1987 to 1996, he served as a market maker at the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). From 1997 to 2007, he was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for TheStreet.com, handling their Option Alert and Short Report newsletters. The Option Alert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Smith was a Senior Columnist and Managing Editor for Minyanville’s OptionSmith newsletter, as well as a Risk Manager Consultant for New Vernon Capital LLC. Smith acted as an advisor to build models and option strategies to reduce portfolio exposure and enhance returns for the four main funds. Since 2015, he has worked for Adam Mesh Trading Group. There, he has managed Options360 and Earning 360, been co-leader of Option Academy, and contributed to The Option Specialist website.