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Now for a taper in December
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2013
... have eased since September - they'll be untruthful if they didn't. One only has to look at the yield on 10-year US Treasuries to know that financial conditions have eased since September. Ten-year yields closed at 2.54% last night, down from 2.96% on ...
Savings trap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 OCT 2013
... interest rates stay at current levels, more weakness could be in store for the US housing market. The yield on 10-year US Treasuries (from which mortgage rates are derived) is currently at 2.52%. While down from the 3.0% high reached just before the ...
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. ...
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