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The Trader's Guide to Key Economic Indicators, 3rd Edition by Richard Yamarone

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CHAPTER 13

The Fixed-Income Market

Previous chapters have focused on a particular economic indicator or release. This chapter widens the picture to show why it is important to become familiar with what’s happening in the fixed-income market; and what is most important with bond prices and their respective interest rates. These are major determinants of the pricing and valuation of stocks, the stock market as a whole, and other investments. Investors often compare returns on different asset classes and investments (stocks, commodities, real estate, art, and so forth) to some interest-rate reference like the yield of the 10-year Treasury note. The level of interest rates in the fixed-income market also greatly influences household spending and ...

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