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Updated by Garth Friesen on Apr 13, 2018
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Top Fixed Income Stories: Week of April 13th

China cannot use its Treasury holdings as leverage. Here's why

When China builds a trade surplus, it accumulates dollars. And it has to do something with those dollars. That means its purchase of US dollar assets is non-discretionary unless it revalues its currency.

Yield-Inversion Fear Pits JPMorgan Against Aviva Fund Manager

Some have started to fret the bond market is portending a recession. Not James McAlevey.

Russian Ruble Tumbles Further on Political Shocks

The Russian ruble suffered a second day of heavy selling and the government cancelled a regular bond sale amid geopolitical pressure.

Fed minutes: 'All' members see higher GDP and inflation, and more rate hikes

Federal officials at their most recent meeting saw an economy growing at a strong pace and inflation moving up as well.

5 hard choices in Syria

If the United States does strike Syria, as the president is clearly signaling, it should be part of a broader strategy rather than just a pinprick that will make us feel good about standing up to a murderous dictator but do nothing to change the situation on the ground.

Surging Libor, Once a Red Flag, Is Now a Cash Machine for Banks

A surge in one key short-term interest rate 10 years ago was a harbinger of a crisis that nearly broke the U.S. banking system. A similar jump this year will probably add billions to the industry’s bottom line.

IEA says 'mission accomplished' for OPEC as oil stocks shrink

OPEC and its allies appear to have accomplished their mission of bringing global oil stocks to desired levels, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, signaling that the markets could become too tight if supply remains restrained.

Any method of reducing the US current account deficit is risky

The language of morality tempts America into unnecessary and costly trade wars