Tag Archive: HPL 6.125% PERPETUAL

Bonds In Conversation : Missing the Forest For the Trees

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How did we miss the forest for the trees ? The best performing asset in the world this week would be Bitcoins which are up 50%. The talk is that China has just… Continue reading

High Yield Corporate Bonds : Few And Far Between

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Singaporeans are a suspicious lot. Give them a high yield, under subscribed issue and they will run. If you give them a low yield, over subscribed issue, its ok even if the bond… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Rejoice, Revel & Reap The ShutDown

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Caveat emptor : Non Americans only The shut down has been good for the rest of the world. Equities and credit markets are holding more than steady. Bonds are outperforming, even high yields… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Fed With A Heart For How Long ?

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“America’s companies, from Apple Inc. (AAPL) to Verizon Communications Inc., are saving about $700 billion in interest payments with the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-17/bernanke-saves-companies-700-billion-as-apple-to-verizon-borrow.html We have not counted what the rest of… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : Survival of The Fittest

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Largest Bond Deal Ever In History Verizon (Baa1/BBB+/A-) Sells $49b in 8-Part Offering, Largest Bond Deal Ever Verizon’s deal tops Apple’s 6-part, $17b offering. $4.25b 3Y fixed sold at+165bps $2.25 3Y FRN sold… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : When It Rains, It Floods

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I have floods on my mind though I have not mustered the courage to step foot outside yet for the entire day. The 10Y US treasury note suffered a nasty tumble yesterday, led… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : War Games

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  An interesting observation from the recent wars is that they start in March. http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2013/08-2/20130828_war.jpg So the west is going to war with Syria/Russia. https://tradehaven.net/market/ad-hoc-commentary-the-many-short-term-benefits-of-restarting-the-cold-war-through-syria/ India is grappling with a currency war this… Continue reading

Bonds In Conversation : The Day The Music Died (Updated)

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  I have a personal signal for market distress. 2nd hand Lamborghinis for sale. In the recent month, we have seen the listings jump a few fold. Someone told me long ago that… Continue reading

REVISITING SGD PERPETUALS

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Perpetuals are hybrid securities that combines elements of both debt and equity securities. SGD 1 billion OCBC 5.1% retail pref share maturing on 29 July. UOB quickly launches the very first SGD bank… Continue reading