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Why the Debt Ceiling Deadline Isn’t That Scary

On Oct. 15, the sitting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent his warning letter to Congress to increase the U.S. debt ceiling “or else.” Should bond investors be scared?

Here’s an excerpt from Lew’s letter to Congress:

“Based on our best and most recent information,

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Love Affair with High Risk Debt Overtakes Bond Market

The most important single factor in shaping security markets is the public’s psychology. That was Gerald Loeb’s observation about how financial markets operate. And history has proven this assessment to be consistently true. What about now?

Although the broader bond market (NYSEARCA:AGG) is generally considered to be a more conservative place to invest versus stocks,

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Are Stocks Ignoring the Bond Market’s Warning?

After gaining five consecutive years and gaining nine out the past 10 years, the U.S. stock market is on a roll. And while it’s easy to become complacent, warning signs are already showing up in the bond market.

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The chart below illustrates how risk appetite in the bond market is shifting away from high risk to safety by favoring top credit graded U.S.

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One Rally That Has Blindsided Wall Street’s Throngs

It seems nobody on Wall Street can stop talking about how the S&P 500 just breached its 200-day moving average for the first time since November 2012. From bedazzled TV anchors to nouveau bears, it’s suddenly everybody’s favorite chart, minus Abby Joseph Cohen.

The other chart nobody wants to discuss is the significant outperformance of long-term U.S.

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