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Motif of the Week: Stagger Your Maturities

8 September 2015 in Trading Ideas

It hasn’t been an easy stretch for equities investors lately.

Even with the stock market’s attempt to claw its way higher, the echo of a 10 percent drop within one week late last month seems to have lingering effects.

In fact, more than one analyst has said that the markets may see continued volatility. While the overall trend remains to be seen, Bob Janjuah, senior independent client adviser at Nomura Securities, has said that the Standard & Poor’s 500 might see another 10 to 15 percent correction over the near term.1

These conditions have tended to increase investor demand for government bonds, particularly with staggered maturities in a strategy called laddering.

That inspired us to designate U.S. Treasury Ladder as the Motif of the Week, which means that today through Friday September 11, you can trade it commission free.

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1 Clinch, Matt, “S&P 500 May Fall Further 10 to 15%: Nomura’s Janjuah,” CNBC, September 1, 2015.

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