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Treasury yields continue unexpected 2014 slide

  • A series of strong economic reports (Q2 GDP, jobless claims, home sales) is failing to halt the decline in the 10-year Treasury yield, which slips another four basis points to 2.32%. The German 10-year Bund yield is lower by two basis points to 0.89%.
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  • DeepValueLover
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    The global deflationary storm strengthens.
    28 Aug 2014, 10:34 AM Reply Like
  • MisterJ
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    Yup. In 100 years or so the yield on German Bunds was never this low and not seeing anything that would justify higher yields going forward, rather the opposite.
    28 Aug 2014, 12:20 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    The death of treasuries has been greatly exaggerated.
    28 Aug 2014, 01:16 PM Reply Like
  • Black Gold
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    Rates will never go back up without some sort of reset. Everything is dependent on ZIRP. Without ZIRP, everything blows sky high.

     

    Folks don't lock their money up for 10 years at 2.3% without good reason.
    28 Aug 2014, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • FrankJFattizzi
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    Nobody is locking up their money for 10 years. This is a renters market.
    28 Aug 2014, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • Captain Pike
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    The story I read today stating that the US will produce more oil than it consumes in 2 years is doing most of this. Cheap abundant energy kills inflation. This is all good, forget the last 40 years since the 73 arab oil embargo and research the 50's/60's youngsters.
    28 Aug 2014, 05:47 PM Reply Like
  • Salmo trutta
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    Money flows are headed still lower. The trend of averaged inflation mirrors this change.
    29 Aug 2014, 08:18 PM Reply Like
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