- Question about Bond Market Type
Hey guys, I have a basic question about bonds I was hoping you could answer. I'm a beginner, so please take it easy on me. To my understanding, a bear market for bonds (as with any other security) is when the prices fall. But this also means that ...
Forum topic - BoweyBowey - Aug 25 2014 - 4:27pm - 10 comments
- Investment Grade Bond Trading- How does it work?
How do sell side traders analyze and trade these products? Is it a lot of fundamentals? Anybody has a good intro guide ...
Forum topic - WallStreetStandard - Aug 22 2014 - 11:55pm - 2 comments
- Can you call bank debt?
Have a technical interview in 6 hours, and just one technical thing I need help on. Anyone with knowledge of bank debt, particularly in context of LBOs please chip in. Anyhow, my question is, I know that call provisions are usually not common place when it ...
Forum topic - Zweihander - Jul 14 2014 - 8:05pm - 8 comments
- Calculate yield to maturity on bond with prepayment of interest
I hope this is going in the right forum because the posting options don't exactly match the forum names. How do I calculate yield to maturity on the following bond: 30-year bond Coupon of 5.62% Interest on the bond payable in advance Many thanks in ...
Forum topic - snp500 - Jun 25 2014 - 4:58pm - 3 comments
- Is Bill Gross crazy?
Bill sees the Fed setting the Fed Funds Rate no higher than 2%, meaning he thinks current intermediate term bonds (3-7 year) are attractive. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and BlackRock disagree, saying that only longer duration bonds lasting 10-20 ...
Forum topic - mrchow - May 29 2014 - 5:05pm - 13 comments
- Woeful Bond Market
Fixed Income guys/gals....where are you going to find yield? Tsy rates are pitiful, IG credit spreads are near pre-crisis tights, bank loan debt is over valued, junk is overvalued, and even European Sovereigns look rich. With the looming rise in rates ...
Forum topic - TheSunAlwaysShines - May 30 2014 - 3:36pm - 3 comments
- Analyzing investments alternatives with forward rate analysis
Hi! I'm looking to do an analysis of investment alternatives, mainly CDs and bonds. I would like to allocate some amount of money in CDs, so I can earn some return until I can reinvest it in corporate bonds (or CDs) in more favorable conditions ...
Forum topic - andresvn89 - May 12 2014 - 9:45pm - 1 comment
- Reading the Fine Print: How ArcelorMittal burned their Hybrid Investors
It’s been a while since I posted, so I figure I would post a story about ArcerlorMittal and their Hybrid security. For those monkeys who don’t know a Hybrid security is, its a security that works and looks like a bond (usually a perpetual bond), but for ...
Blog entry - Unforseen - Feb 5 2014 - 12:00pm - 7 comments
- How can you value a company from a debt standpoint?
I have a fixed income interview tomorrow and in the first round they asked me something like this. I wasn't entirely sure and I would like to be this time. ...
Forum topic - jdm515 - Feb 27 2014 - 9:34pm - 5 comments
- Investing in Government Bonds- Criteria
What would you consider important criteria for comparing government bonds? (except from the "usual" like Level of debt, GDP growth, YTM, Rating, etcpp). I'm looking to compare countries like Slovenia, Poland, Hunagry. ...
Forum topic - NuevoBanker - Feb 18 2014 - 7:01am - 2 comments