- Crash Course on Debt Investing?
I have an interview with one of the major ratings agency coming up for an entry level position in about a week. I've been trading stocks since I was 10, so talking about stocks comes much more naturally. As far as bonds go, I only know what I've ...
Forum topic - Pokemon Master - Sep 21 2014 - 11:58pm - 5 comments
- Mocking Interview
Well Thanks! ...
Forum topic - Aronis - Sep 23 2014 - 12:34pm - 2 comments
- "It is different this time."- Rate hikes, Dollar strength, S&P 500 correction incoming?
Is it really different this time round? More often than not that phrase tends to go around the room, with various reasons justifying how the current scenario is different from the previous ones and the implications around it. Whilst backward looking, ...
Forum topic - Marker - Sep 12 2014 - 12:45pm - 12 comments
- Interesting Risk Management Piece
Just came across this on Twitter, short, easy to read, and insightful. Musings of a risk manager during the crisis. Kind of common sense, looking at it now, but it's interesting to see the thought process at the time. ...
Forum topic - PeteMullersKeyboard - Sep 21 2014 - 7:08pm
- 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 - 14 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