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Quick Take: Fixed Income Worse Off Than Stocks

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- On another day of selling, TheStreet's Debra Borchardt sat down with Ben Willis of Albert Fried to discuss what's happening in today's market.

In overnight trading, the Asian markets got hammered. Most notably was the Shanghai Composite, which was down over 5%, and weighed on U.S. equities in early trading. Although equities are off their lows, the losses continue to pile up since last week's Federal Reserve FOMC meeting.

However, according to Willis, things aren't so bad for equities. While still having double-digit returns six months into the year, this is just a correction that was much anticipated. Where it gets really ugly is in fixed income.

"The selloff in equities is nothing compared to what's going on in the 10-year" Treasury bond, he said.

Fixed income has been getting crushed while rates run higher because of global volatility. The Chinese cash crunch that caused the violent selloff in overnight trading has only added to global uncertainty.

Willis said that even in bond ETFs there have been "horror stories" of managers not be able to redeem assets on the fixed income side of things. It's become a real nightmare because some traders have been unable to close out positions, Willis said.

In that sense, it makes the equities market seem pretty orderly, at least in the U.S. Willis concluded, "I think this is a buying opportunity for you in equities."

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Rocco Pendola's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short- to intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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