TLT Out of the Penalty Box

If you watched the NHL playoffs this past weekend, you witnessed conventional wisdom being checked, slashed and slammed into the boards. The defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, seemingly invincible on home ice during the regular season, have now lost two straight home games. The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins both blew leads and lost to teams they had dominated on home ice during the regular season. None of these scenarios were considered likely, but all of them occurred in a short span of time.

Conventional wisdom also states that because of the unwinding of quantitative easing, bond prices should now fall. After all, the Federal Reserve is on track to end its bond-buying program by October. By the end of next week's Fed meeting, quantitative easing should be reduced to $45 billion in purchases per month, a little more than half of the $85 billion monthly level at which we started the year....246 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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