Grant's Interest Rate Observer January 10th issue is released

Jan 08, 2014, 16:10 ET from Grant's Interest Rate Observer

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The January 10th issue of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, a journal of the financial markets, is published and available to the public. This issue is now available for download at www.grantspub.com for all subscribers. To subscribe please visit: http://www.grantspub.com/subscribe or call John D'Alberto: (646) 312-8890.

The current issue includes the following articles:

ONE LAST GASP FOR TREASURYS?

As we read the new year consensus of investment sentiment, people love stocks, hate bonds and feel sorry for gold. Perhaps the trader's maxim applies: "If it's obvious, it's obviously wrong." If so, it may behoove us, aged and grizzled bond bears, to imagine a contrary scenario.

NOT GREAT NORTHERN

Over just two trading days, the share price of a certain eccentric security plunged by 60%. Sometimes Mr. Market just doesn't seem to pay attention.

COLLISION COURSE

On the authority of the retiring chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, things are looking up in America. If he's right, woe betide the high-flying shares of a certain replacement-parts vendor.  Then again, now that we've analyzed the situation, woe betide them anyway.

PARADISE UNDER REVIEW

Puerto Rican financial officials responded last week to rating agency concerns about "constrained market access" by announcing plans to issue public debt by the end of February. Herewith a new look at the obligations of the tropical commonwealth that knows not the polar vortex.

NATURE'S OWN BITCOIN

They won't be overproducing bitcoin if the shadowy progenitor of the crypto-currency is as good as his word. Supply is fixed at 21 million units while 11.5 million units circulate. The supply of what might be considered the legacy form of bitcoin is the subject at hand.

ROCKS ROLL IN CHINA

On Dec. 31, the People's Republic released its audit of local government finances to reveal that the obligations of these busy borrowers have been soaring at a 23% annualized rate.

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