Want to Lend Money to Uncle Sam? It's Going to Cost You

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What would your reaction be if you had a friend who had reached the limit on 20 different credit cards and then came to you to borrow $100? Then imagine that you actually said yes, and when you went to give your friend the $100, he or she actually asked for $101 just for the privilege of loaning the money.

Well, that is exactly what is happening (to a lesser degree) in the US T-bill market. As just another example of the crazy times we are living in, the yield on 3-Month Treasuries went negative Tuesday. There was a time when an event such as this was unimaginable. Today it barely gets noticed.

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