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Subject:  What I’m Seeing Date:  5/12/2013  9:37 AM
Author:  globalist2013 Number:  34935 of 36468

What I’m seeing as I mark myself to market --as I do each weekend across my 300 plus positions in individual bonds spread across Treasuries, Agencies, Munis, Corporates, Convertibles, and Foreign Sovereigns-- is that the higher-quality stuff is being sold, and the lower-quality stuff is doing quite well.

In other words, bets that are purely (or almost purely) an interest-rate bet are losing money. Bets that are mainly based on an issuer’s credit-worthiness are doing well (or poorly) based on the merits of the underlying, overlaid by a bit of speculative enthusiasm.

Said another way, bond traders and the smart money are unwinding. Bond investors and the dumb money continue to flood into the fixed-income markets.

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