Treasury bond holdings at Bill Gross' Total Return Fund stood at just 9% of assets on Sept. 30,...


Treasury bond holdings at Bill Gross' Total Return Fund stood at just 9% of assets on Sept. 30, according to Morningstar, down sharply from 21% at the end of 2011. The move echoes a costly one Gross made at the start of 2011. One difference - much of the money pulled out of Treasurys has gone into TIPs, which now account for 11% of fund holdings.

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  • Windwood Trader
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    Methinks he spots an interest rate increase in the not too distant future, maybe an inflation pop as well.
    23 Oct 2012, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • weidhorn
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    " The move echoes a costly one Gross made at the start of 2011." What the heck does that mean? What move did he make in early 2011?
    26 Oct 2012, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • Windwood Trader
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    Bill bailed out of treasuries and watched them go up 20%. He expected interest rates to rise while Bernancke continued to push them even lower.
    That probably can't be duplicated since there is hardly any interest rate left!
    28 Oct 2012, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • stocknerd
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    You live by bonds you die by bonds. Bill is on a losing streak and will lose as long as Ben and Fed keep rate low. There is NO INFLATION. TIPS bonds are a dead end.
    28 Oct 2012, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Windwood Trader
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    Do you feel that there will be no inflation?
    Are not product prices increasing while wages and fixed incomes can't keep up?
    Farm prices continue to increase on a regular basis.
    Housing prices may be finally close to the bottom and demand, weak as it may be will result in price increases as well.

     

    Sooner or later the United States will be called upon to pay it's bills and inflation will follow.
    30 Oct 2012, 05:53 PM Reply Like
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