What We Read Today 03 January 2014

January 3rd, 2014
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The top of today's reading list reports on the rise of online education and the impact on traditional colleges ........ and the tenth article discusses how the stretch for yield has pushed up the prices of junk bonds.  The bonus (11th article) points out some peculiarities about where the current stock market is compared to history.

Follow up:

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  • US credit risk appetite hits euphoria (Walter Kurtz, Sober Look) Push for higher fixed income has pushed high yield (junk) bond prices up (yields down) even as US Treasuries have moved in the opposite direction. Such spread compression (smaller differences between risky and safe yields) has pushed into a seldom visited extreme.

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BONUS

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