Bonds

Bonds

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    Bond Market Summary

    December 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    In November, recession evidence continued to build. War fears started to fade. November 17 came and went, and the Bush hawk began his molt. The dollar stabilized, at least momentarily. Inflation fears faded, as oil prices traded down. In this environment, the bond market marched steadily upward all month.

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    Bond Market Summary

    November 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    Crude prices fell 11% in October and almost all other commodities moved lower, easing recent inflation fears. The economic numbers mostly continued to say recession, with the exception of the new GNP number. However, very few believe the accuracy of the number.

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    Bond Market Summary

    October 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    The recent improvement in the bond market is probably not the result of the politicians’ weak kneed program to deal with the deficit. Rather, it more likely stems from the lack of bad news from the Middle East and growing evidence that the economy is in a recession.

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    Bond Market Summary

    September 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    As things heated up in the desert, the bond market swooned. Late in August, Middle East tensions eased somewhat, with the dollar and the bond market staging a rally, trimming the losses for the month. Nevertheless, bond market damage in August was still severe.

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    Bond Market Summary

    August 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    All things considered, the bond market held up well in July. And even though the dollar index slid about 4%, there was little progress on the deficit front and inflation fears rose with oil prices. These bond market negatives were offset by increasing evidence of a recession in the works.

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    Bond Market Summary

    July 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    George Bush turned the bond market around during the last week in June, mentioning that “tax revenue increases” are needed. Long bonds rejoiced by moving up about two points in the last four trading days of June.

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    Bond Market Summary

    June 04, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market surged upward in the first part of May, and then consolidated those gains for the remainder of the month. Bonds have again blasted upward here on the first day of June.

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    Bond Market Summary

    May 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    In mid-April, the bond market broke sharply, stabilizing late in the month. The decline brought T-bonds down into the upper ranges of our buying zone (9%-10%). But in the first days of May they have rallied to 8.90%.

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    Bond Market Summary

    April 01, 1990 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market has weathered some recent storms better than anticipated. The dollar has also performed better than expected. But inflation fears could increase in coming months.

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    Well, It Was Better Than January

    March 07, 1990 BY The Leuthold Research Team

    The bond market was fighting to stabilize in February, folowing the "surprise" January decline.

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