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Jim Keller Jim Keller is a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and head of PIMCO's Government Derivatives desks, specializing in treasuries and futures.He joined the firm in 1996, having previously worked as a swaps trader at Merrill Lynch.He has also been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.He has 18 years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in finance and policy from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.Jim Keller manages these investment products:
Market's woes help Treasury
Jim Keller, a managing director with Pimco, a mutual fund company, says most companies will wait until the last minute to file."There's no benefit to signing early," he says.
With the lack of any significant economic news to confirm or contradict last week's downbeat reports on gross domestic product and employment, the certification process will weigh heavily on the stock market this week.
And that could drive even more investors into the Treasuries.
Yields on many Treasury securities are already at or near record lows as shell-shocked investors have poured money into government bonds.When demand for bonds goes up, their prices go up and their yields go down.
Normally, yields inch up when the Treasury unloads a boatload of bonds, but Keller
says yields will likely stay put this week, thanks to the stock market's turmoil.
At Monday's close, five-year notes were yielding 3.1 percent, and 10-year notes were yielding 4.2 percent.
"These will be the lowest yields in a generation," Keller
DISCONNECT THIS: AT&T
thinks it's doing its "loyal" customers a favor by interrupting their phone calls with a message from Ma Bell.
It makes me want to reach out and strangle someone.
Starting last week, some AT&T residential customers in California were forced to listen to a recorded message before their long-distance call was connected.
PIMCO Bonds - James M. Keller Bio
James Keller,PIMCO Bonds - James M. Keller Bio
...James M. KellerMr. Keller is a Managing Director, portfolio manager, Head of PIMCO's Government/Derivatives desks, and specializes in Long Duration and Canadian Fixed Income portfolios.Mr. Keller joined PIMCO in 1996, previously having been associated with Merrill Lynch, Inc. and has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Mr. Keller has eighteen years of investment experience and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
"I can do a trade now from beginning to end -- by that I mean deciding which security to buy and how much to buy, executing the trade -- in 10 to 15 seconds now," said Jim Keller, portfolio manager and executive vice president at Pacific Investment Management Co. (PIMCO) in Newport Beach, Calif. "Four years ago, it might have taken a minute, a minute and a half, two minutes."A vast array of online ventures for trading fixed-income instruments now dots the landscape, including efforts by Wall Street dealers to sell direct to customers.Inter-dealer brokers (IDBs) have also rushed into the growing business of trading Treasuries online.And while there may not yet be a revolution at hand, the sheer volume of securities changing hands through electronic systems -- and the speed with which they fly -- is a force to be reckoned with.
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"All the speeches and terminology that the Fed has used to communicate to the marketplace in the recent past have indicated a very strong concern with inflation," said James Keller, head of U.S. government debt and derivatives at Pacific Investment Management Co. in Newport Beach, California.