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Taper trap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 OCT 2013
... suggests that the US Federal Reserve may have trapped itself not to taper...forever. Recall how the yield on 10-year US Treasuries rose to as high as 3.0% about a week before the speculated taper in September. Apart from the fiscal brouhaha on Washington ...
Calendar says buy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 OCT 2013
... they were. The S&P 500 index skipped to a new all-time high overnight, taking this year's total gain up to 21.5%. US Treasuries rallied and the yield on short-term US government issued bills - the most sensitive to a default - came back down to more ...
Central banks rule
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 OCT 2013
... government out of commission. The S&P 500 index closed 0.80% points higher on the day. And while the yield on 10-year US Treasuries rose, it wasn't by much. It ended 0.04 percentage point higher to 2.65% which, in turn, is still 0.35 percentage point ...
Butterfly effect
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 AUG 2013
... improvement we've seen there over the past quarters. In turn, Japan and China have been taking their money away from US Treasuries - better sell early than sorry 'ey? According to Reuters, in June, "China, the largest foreign creditor, reduced its Treasury ...
Biggest weekly drop since and other scares
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2013
... for a still decent to-date win of 16.1%. The big news last week is, instead, on the jump in the yield on 10-year US Treasuries to 2.83%.A It's reportedly the highest since July 2011, a jump of 29 bps from a month ago and nearly a full percent (100bps) ...
Post-Bernanke uncertainty
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUL 2013
... day! But this isn't the case. The prospect of Fed taper still has the bond market on defensive. Yields on 10-year US Treasuries rose to 2.57% last night - 4 bps up from a day before and 117 bps from a year ago. Thus, me no surprise at Bloomberg's report ...
The good, the good and the dollar-A
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 23 JUL 2013
... the stock market...perhaps, even better now. US equities are advancing at the same time that yields on 10-year US Treasuries have remained around 2.5%. Stocks had a different reaction back on 22 May when yields started rising above 2.0%. It's all for ...
The great unwind
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2013
... now Virginia. We're about to re-live the nightmare again. The problem this time is that the 'go to' asset class - US Treasuries -- during times like these are the very ones that are being hammered more and their volatility spiking way up into the stratosphere. ...
Sinking emerging markets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUN 2013
... sooner rather than later. The prospect of reduced money printing by the US central bank sent the yield on 10-year US Treasuries soaring from a five-month low of 1.63% on the 2nd of May to around 2.21% currently. US bond prices - as measured by the JP ...
The death of QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 6 JUN 2013
... markets are now turning on their head with investors, according to reports, rotating back into the 'safety' of US Treasuries. Stupid, right? Stupid why? Stupid why is because the death of QE would hit bonds more than it does equities. Yet, we read this ...
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