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Fixed Income is About Moving Not Storage – BondWave

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The feedback I have heard from a few head fixed income traders lately is that they no longer get paid to execute with the street (i.e. manage inventory). Instead their priority is to fill customer orders. Moving, not storage. The idea that a trader might identify a “cheap” bond, take it into inventory, then try to find a home for it with a customer, but failing that, be able to sell it back to the street at “fair value” on some future date is becoming an antiquated notion.

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  • Wolfman
    WolfmanOctober 12, 2018"It's been a while since Wolfman has commented here, but I'm compelled to react to this column. Paul Daley nailed it. 'nuff said.…"

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It’s been a while since Wolfman has commented here, but I’m compelled to react to this column. Paul Daley nailed it. ’nuff said.