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Bond Market Rises to Liquidity Challenge – Bloomberg Gadfly

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In some ways, the $40.7 trillion U.S. bond market just passed an important test: It demonstrated that it could account for rapidly shifting views without breaking down.

This is significant because the Federal Reserve, big banks and investors have spent hundreds of hours studying the health of markets that help determine borrowing costs for consumers, companies and governments. The big fear has been that the infrastructure underlying these debt transactions has been hobbled by new regulations and a lack of modernization, resulting in an inability for investors to act on quick changes in sentiment.

But traders seemed to do just fine this month despite a significant disruption in the status quo.  Read More…

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XOM
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MSFT
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JNJ
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GE
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PG
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45.39
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CVX
105
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T
37.95
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BAC
22.82
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DIS
104.36
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FB
155.07
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C
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MRK
66.16
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965.59
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KO
45.25
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CMCSA
39.5
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HD
151.31
-4.17
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GILD
70.52
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INTC
34.19
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IBM
154.11
-0.29
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CSCO
32.09
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PEP
116.96
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AMZN
1003.74
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ORCL
50.95
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V
95.58
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WMT
74.84
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AAPL
146.28
+0.65
+0.45%
XOM
81.61
+0.53
+0.65%
MSFT
71.21
+0.95
+1.35%
JNJ
136.43
+0.38
+0.28%
WFC
52.45
-0.04
-0.08%
GE
27.57
+0.02
+0.07%
JPM
86.86
-0.16
-0.18%
PG
89.42
+0.39
+0.44%
PFE
34.17
+0.11
+0.32%
VZ
45.39
-0.03
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CVX
105
+0.55
+0.53%
T
37.95
-0.15
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BAC
22.82
-0.11
-0.48%
DIS
104.36
+0.14
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FB
155.07
+1.67
+1.09%
C
63.41
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MRK
66.16
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+0.21%
GOOG
965.59
+8.5
+0.89%
KO
45.25
+0.18
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CMCSA
39.5
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HD
151.31
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GILD
70.52
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INTC
34.19
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IBM
154.11
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CSCO
32.09
+0.24
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PEP
116.96
+0.81
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AMZN
1003.74
+2.44
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ORCL
50.95
+0.65
+1.29%
V
95.58
+1.63
+1.73%
WMT
74.84
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