Bonds, Burritos, and Chips

By Fil Zucchi  JUL 20, 2012 8:35 AM

Cash keeps parachuting in corporate coffers, Chipotle takes gas, and my two favorite chipmakers head in opposite directions.

 


MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL It’s been a few days since I last wrote so here's a quick summary of where we stand in the corporate bond market and then a look at earnings from companies I’m involved in.

I am running out of adjectives for what is happening with corporate bonds, so I’ll just stick to some numbers: In summary, the appetite for fixed income is insatiable.  I hear what you are saying: "These are dumb loans and the buyers are going to get killed.” Yes, and yes.  But not for a while, and in the meantime the sellers have accumulated yet another $17+ billion in two days with which to do anything they want, including, for example, squeezing the life out of people shorting their equities.

On to some earnings-related items:
Have a great weekend.

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