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Big Ben brings in the heavy guns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 14 SEP 2012
... 6.7% and 4.4% away from the all-time high reached way back on 9 October 2007. Gold and silver and oil rose. So did US Treasuries. All because Big Ben did a Super Mario - not only in the QE sense but also in assuring the world that he'll do "whatever ...
Bond boom or bust?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 SEP 2012
... that's what. You, I and Irene know too well about investors - seeking the return OF their capital - flocking into US Treasuries, sending yields on the 10-year to record lows and returns up 6.5% to date (after a 29.1% rally in 2011). And who can ignore ...
Known knowns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 AUG 2012
... blown these scares out of proportion. Don't believe me? Just look at all the myriad of investors taking refuge in US Treasuries to ensure return OF capital. Yes, they've come back up a bit from the 1.46% low hit on 1 June, but at 1.65%, 10-year US yields ...
Double A USA - the scare that wasn't
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 AUG 2012
... commitments has gone down from "extremely strong" to "very strong"." A year hence... Investors could not have enough of US Treasuries - 10-year yields have dropped to 1.57% from 2.56%. The US dollar has appreciated by 6.8% against its major trading partners ...
Equity value - cheap or the new normal?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JUN 2012
... bil-a,-2bil worth of bonds. But isn't this already built into market pricing? Just have a look at the yield of 10-year US Treasuries. They were back up a little bit to 1.57% last night but not that far from the all-time low closing of 1.46 on the first ...
Demand for US Treasuries outstrips supply
ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY 2012
... goes a long way to explaining why it has been so easy for the US government to borrow money and for the value of US Treasuries on issue to triple in the last five years. The Spokesman Review has reported that the record demand for US Treasury bonds has ...
Missed the bottom?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2012
... has a direct line to the US bond auction system. It is now the only central bank in the world that can purchase US Treasuries without going through America's primary dealers. This move is designed to encourage China to continue stocking up US paper while ...
Big Ben boosta
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 27 MAR 2012
... policies. The Fed has kept interest rates at 0-0.25% since December 2008, bought around US$2,300,000,000,000 worth of US Treasuries and pledged to keep the fed funds rate at "exceptionally low" levels "at least through late 2014". But it ain't good enough. ...
Bankruptcy could be bliss
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 FEB 2012
... stopped counting its gains at five weeks - for it went down on the sixth - and investors ran for cover back into US Treasuries, taking the 10-year yield back below 2.0% at the end of last week. Yes Virginia, Europe is talking too loudly again. Greece ...
Pressure on yields continues
MELANIE TIMBRELL  |  FRIDAY, 20 JAN 2012
... Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) on banks have led to a commonwealth and state-debt buying spree. "With US treasuries, UK gilts and German bunds offering record low yields due to flight-to-safety buying, the higher-yielding Australian ...
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