Bonds

Bonds

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    Bond Market Summary

    December 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    Much has been made about the CRB Index making a new high on November 27. We are very skeptical. Comparisons herein will demonstrate the warping in this index. I think we are now getting an inflation false alarm, but at this point the signals are mixed.

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    Bond Market Summary

    November 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    After an ominous five-point sell off in the first part of October, the Treasury market turned on a dime and blasted upward, running up 10 points in four days. But not all bond market sectors participated. It was a flight to quality.

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    Bond Market Summary

    October 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market held its own in the middle two weeks of September, but the first week and the last week of the month were downright nasty.

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    Bond Market Summary

    September 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market edged tentatively higher in the first half of August, but lost it all in the last two weeks of the month. T-bonds made new lows for the year in the last days of August.

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    Bond Market Summary

    August 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market held Its own for the first few weeks of July, but prices took a sharp dive on July 21 and drifted lower for the remainder of the month.

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    Bond Market Summary

    July 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market entered June with a sharp one day sell off and then spent the best part of the month edging higher. However, in the last week or so, bond prices drifted lower in a relatively dull market.

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    Bond Market Summary

    June 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    For the time being, negative pressures seem to have subsided for the bond market. We don’t think the decline in bond prices is over, but June should allow for a little rest and rehabilitation on the part of the players.

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    Bond Market Summary

    May 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    April couldn’t have been much crueler. Even with the rally from near panic lows, long T-bonds lost 6-7 points for the month, as did long municipals. Corporates held up a little better, dropping only three or four points.

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    Bond Market Summary

    April 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    As we enter April, our view of the bond market is increasingly cautious. Very short-term, a snap back is expected after the rocky action in recent sessions, but then what? This issue we are pulling in our horns, reducing long bond exposure.

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    Bond Market Summary

    March 01, 1987 BY Steve Leuthold

    The bond market surprised a lot of the players in February. When the T-bond futures broke 98 around mid-month, a number of traders thought it was the beginning of a significant decline. But, as you may recall from last month, this publication did not feel such a breakdown would be significant.

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