The long bond dives a full point immediately following the FOMC minutes, the yield now +4 bps to...


The long bond dives a full point immediately following the FOMC minutes, the yield now +4 bps to 3.36%. On the short end, Fed Funds have barely budged, still pricing in one 25 bp tightening between now and the end of 2013. "As you watch stocks and bonds drop, prepared for what the world will be like without guaranteed QE," tweets one trader.

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  • Stoploss
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    It would look shiny and yellow.
    3 Apr 2012, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    You better take a look at how gold moves when the Fed and market intimate tightening, instead of printing. Today's chart looks like Niagara Falls. And, it will get worse, if rates rise further.
    3 Apr 2012, 02:37 PM Reply Like
  • Stoploss
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    You still don't get it.
    That's OK.
    3 Apr 2012, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    No, you're right. I've been in those "dumb" investments in banks, BDC's and real estate: http://yhoo.it/HIDAvH

     

    I guess I'll never learn. Alas.
    3 Apr 2012, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    reality
    3 Apr 2012, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • AlbyVA
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    God Bless America... We need to move those yields up. Start the Bond Selloff... Break the back of those jokers loading up on negative yields. Force them to sell and move that money into equities.
    3 Apr 2012, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    A 5 year at 1.1%...average maturity of US debt is 5 years...average
    interest rate is 2.3%....how long do you think it would take to raise
    the average interest rate to 3%???
    3 Apr 2012, 04:16 PM Reply Like
  • David Urban
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    The irony here is that post-Fed meeting Bernanke talked about more QE which makes the minutes a moot point.

     

    Either way, gold and silver will be much, much higher in a year's time.
    3 Apr 2012, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • AlbyVA
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    Gold isn't going anywhere without QE. Coupled with a recovery economy, Gold's future is bleak.
    4 Apr 2012, 08:26 AM Reply Like
  • David Urban
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    You overestimate the recovery in terms of money being created to support the "recovery" which is really smoke and mirrors.

     

    Since the swap program was launched with Europe late last year over $1 trillion US dollars have been created to support the European banking sector. Healthy recoveries do not need that level of support.
    4 Apr 2012, 10:37 AM Reply Like
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