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We'll do not -- a death that the bond market trying to spring back to life as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke contain a top down.
The recent rebound saying -- the economic recovery.
Still has a long way to go given bond traders good reason.
To get excited and single areas LP also needs us fixed income investment strategist Anthony you say.
The intermediate bonds are the way to go for the best risk reward for investors what near term would you pick.
I think you want to focus on the five to seven year sector of maybe as far as ten.
Other the reason I believe that is that you have any time you get a spike in rates like we just had.
The initial reaction is for investors and think okay this is that this is this is the bear market in bonds.
That's not really the case we've got a few of these over the past couple years.
The better way to play it stick -- -- media it's in our view interest rates go higher by another.
Fifty S sixty basis points in -- essentially at a breakeven with short term bonds at that rate.
I'd well I would ask you -- I -- to separate here because it just yesterday that the reaction for the five year was a little tepid.
Three concerned about.
It was a a little disappointing for the five you're not option I'd I do think that given the strength that snapped the rebound we had.
A little disappointment was.
But it -- not entirely surprising it certainly wasn't a disaster I I think treasuries are in a new range here between the -- -- to forty on the ten year.
Again you want intermediate they give you both the downside protection the yield service DP get a lot of extra yield by being in -- -- its -- short term just not much yield and short term bonds and that's not likely to change that's gonna stay on hold.
OK it's a short term no long term no medium term intermediate attorneys say.
Yes let's talk about the economic recovery -- and the comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke because he seems to be signaling.
And there's not going to be more bond buying would not make you nervous.
But -- -- -- doesn't -- -- -- actually think the opposite I think Ben Bernanke this week opened the door just a little bit more.
Towards another round of large scale bond purchases so I think we'll find out and yes that I think the comments really kind of paved the way for another.
Around a bond purchases I think that's partly behind the snap back we've had in treasuries the last few days.
So we'll see -- doesn't.
The two day after April FOMC meeting will be telling that comes up later this month that we she gets includes then.
Let me ask you this Anthony -- if you look at market movements and fund inflows in particular and the bond funds in the first quarter.
Your theory actually sits right in that we have seen a huge amount of inflows into bond funds -- we -- investors mutual funds endowments eccentric at the same time.
If we do continue to get this kind of bullish stance on equities we've had a nice first quarter on for equities would not put pressure on the bond market for the rest of the -- -- that makes sense.
If someone's willing take a little bit -- may -- going to equities in content.
Sinister clear for bonds for a few months.
Well I think it it would put some pressure off on the bonds I think what you're seeing here now quite frankly is the realization that hey we have had a really strong first quarter and equities.
Some asset allocation -- out of stocks into bonds I think is helping here at the end of march.
Going forward there's still role for bonds they're going to diversify risks and there are a lot of risks out there Europe is still concern even if it is -- Now lately the markets are focused on China.
But again bonds do provide that critical -- that kind of buffer your investment portfolio needs against the equity side your portfolio.
-- I think the business in Europe let me ask about the quick you mentioned Europe and you mentioned China and we cited a lot of concerns about the continent -- and a lot of concerns about a slowdown.
In China in particular.
Can't I would think it had been looking at some research that shows that actually global investors have been pulling back from government debt -- -- so much US government debt.
But global government debt after what we've been through with Greece for example does that make you nervous about.
The appetite for US -- -- no it it doesn't actually affect the US has benefited from that greatly when you look at the supplier to blazed the debt out in the world today it is shrinking.
And church -- treasuries are are double -- -- SMP but it AAA by the other two major rating agencies still viewed as a safe haven.
And quite frankly on the economy here in the US looks better Europe certainly better to Japan's when -- looked at and it developed country safe haven RR bond markets are not bad look at the corporate market which is still.
Now we might see a slowdown a corporate profitability but credit metrics still very strong in the corporate sector.
High yield bonds a look attractive corporate bonds attractive I mean there's still investment opportunities and fixed income markets here.
Yeah I would just -- asking about corporate bonds and that maybe it's nice it if you would reckon like a 5050 split half corporate -- US debt.
-- I -- we actually have him more corporate bonds there's just not much that you do wanna have a high quality components within governments would prefer mortgage backed securities I qualities but investment grade corporate stuff on -- high quality site should make up.
-- -- contingent and and make sure to have some high yield debt that still in our view the best total return play over the course of 2000.
Well I'm an analyst Monica -- ago -- -- middle look at European.
Corporate data I mean there's a lot of interesting opportunities out there.
And enable Larry LPL financial fixed income investment strategist Anthony thanks.
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