The credit crunch has spawned a whole new asset class in mini-bonds, but despite the
The great question for the bond market in 2014, as it has been for the past three years, is when? When will the Federal Reserve finally call a halt to the printing presses and taper its gargantuan monthly purchases of US government bonds. If recent spikes in yields for US government debt are any indication, then the market is expecting action relatively quickly, which will have a huge impact on the demand for different classes of fixed-income securities as the year progresses. However, in a sense, it is not just the Fed's actions that will determine the outcome. Simply put, investors have allocated larger than average portions of their portfolios into bonds, and it could be argued that a technical readjustment in order to correct this imbalance is long overdue, now that economic fundamentals have taken a swing upwards.
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