Liquidity and Fixed Income Trading — Trends to Keep in Mind (Part 1)


While media headlines have obsessed over a lack of liquidity in corporate bonds, some market experts appear to be more nervous about U.S. Treasuries, which is the largest and most liquid asset class in fixed income.

Electronic trading has grown in U.S. Treasury bonds just as it has in equities and foreign exchange, but recent price volatility and worries about liquidity disruptions are sending jitters through the ecosystem.



While media headlines have obsessed over a lack of liquidity in corporate bonds, some market experts appear to be more nervous about U.S. Treasuries, which is the largest and most liquid asset class in fixed income.

Electronic trading has grown in U.S. Treasury bonds just as it has in equities and foreign exchange, but recent price volatility and worries about liquidity disruptions are sending jitters through the ecosystem.

Choppy markets and extreme price swings have unnerved traders and asset managers in U.S. Treasury bonds, who are glued to their screens for the latest news on Greece, monetary policies or hints on futures actions from central bankers Janet Yellen or Mario Draghi.

 

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