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Treasurys continue to get punished by the Fed, the 10-year note yield up 11 basis points to...

Treasurys continue to get punished by the Fed, the 10-year note yield up 11 basis points to 1.83%. So much for Operation Twist - of which the stated goal is to lower long-term rates. Those who believe in the omniscience of the Fed will point to rising long-term rates as proving the QE announcement is already working. The FOMC should have done this months ago!
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  • bbro
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    Dollar Index Friday before Lehman 78.96.....today many QE's later....78.76
    14 Sep 2012, 07:26 AM Reply Like
  • jwbrewer
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    Dollar rising? Diaster in Europe. Gold before Lehman 760..Gold yesterday 1776. LT yields before QE3..... You get the idea.
    14 Sep 2012, 07:32 AM Reply Like
  • bbro
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    Last 24 years Gold up 302%...VFINX up 800%
    14 Sep 2012, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    "Any people silly enough to try being fiscally responsible and not get head over heels in debt, or maybe even put a little money away in savings, continue to get brutally punished by the Fed..."

     

    There. Fixed it for you.
    14 Sep 2012, 07:32 AM Reply Like
  • Ted Bear
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    Oh, the dual edged sword.

     

    Let us borrow more.

     

    And at the same time put the spiral of higher interest rates into motion.

     

    Can you imagine these bumblefucks in Washington when long term interest rates are 10%, and THEY are attempting to pay it on $25 trillion worth of debt?

     

    Bwahhhhaaaaaaa........... is going to be a laugher...and the people are just going to smile as THEY try to get themselves out of that one.
    14 Sep 2012, 07:40 AM Reply Like
  • 276C
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    Consider. Fed can not get out of 0% rates. If they do their purchases of bonds and MBS will plunge in value. They are in a vice and cannot get out.
    14 Sep 2012, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • fred1724
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    The Fed is just thrashing around. Political pressure pushes them into tjis kind of stupidity.
    14 Sep 2012, 08:55 AM Reply Like
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