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There's No Telling How Much This New Bond Market Cycle Will Hand Us (but It's a Lot)

The bond market is about to enter a phase we haven't seen in over 70 years…

A rising interest rate cycle.

A trend that has only been accentuated by the U.S. Federal Reserve's aggressive plans to accelerate interest rate hikes and ongoing concerns over an impending major stock market correction.

And while it is too early to jump on the "death of the bond bull market" sentiment swirling around Wall Street, the current direction of interest rates could be worrisome for U.S. oil producers.

You see, any way you look at it, a wide swath of U.S. oil and natural gas producers are going to take rising rates on the chin. Bankruptcies, mergers and acquisitions, and asset sales one step ahead of the sheriff will be increasing.

That doesn't mean there's no profit to be made here… On the contrary, in fact.

Those are all opportunities.

But it does mean we may have to tread carefully...

Banks Step In to Shore Up Bond Insurers’ Shaky Ratings

By Jennifer Yousfi Managing Editor Eight global banks have joined together to protect the credit ratings of bond insurers.  Bond insurance is a $2.3 trillion industry and a downgrade of an insurer would in effect downgrade all of the investments underwritten by the firm. In an attempt to avoid that eventuality, New York Insurance Department […]

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