Everything you need to know about the US Bond Market..and why it's important. Even if you never trade Bonds, it's critical info.
The U.S. Bond market is the largest and most dynamic in the world. This course looks at what Treasury bonds are, and why they are one of the most important asset classes to follow. We study the correlations between the Stock and Bond markets. You'll learn why Bond prices move, how they are intertwined with interest rates and inflation, as well as its relationship with credit ratings. We study the impact of the AAA downgrade of the U.S. debt, the long bull run in the Bond markets, and what might present a chink in this armor in the future. We look at the role of the Federal Reserve, and how it intervenes in the markets. Finally, we look at all the simple ways to trade the Bond markets without actually trading any actual Bonds.