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Interest-Rates / US Bonds Jul 03, 2022 - 10:29 PM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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The US has experienced 6 recessions over the past 40 years each of which were accompanied by an inversion of the 2 year and 10 year treasury bond yields an average of 18 months BEFORE the recession so whilst US yield curve inversions have proven to be a useful indicator in the past, though this time around inflation has been warning of a recession for a good 6 months before the US yield curve recently tentatively inverted sending MSM into a spin. Still the below chart does demonstrate that a yield curve inversion was imminent given that the interest rates have hit the down sloping trendline at which point yield curves tend to invert usually in advance of a recession which tends to typically follow 12 to 18 months after inversion, in terms of stocks and housing this implies downwards price pressure AHEAD of the recession rather than WITH the recession. But again all of the inversions of the past 20 years were during periods of LOW inflation.


So is the US yield curve predicting lower GDP, and hence lower inflation and hence moderating house prices. HOWEVER MARKETS are a LEADING indicator i.e. stocks started falling at the start of January 2022 and not early January 2023 when the recession is likely to materialise, similar for US housing momentum that has just started fall and not when the actual recession bites.

We also have the problem of the Fed balance sheet. How can long dated bond yields be accurate when the Fed has bought trillions of bonds to suppress long-term interest rates. So ,maybe this time around things are different in that the real yield curve has NOT inverted instead the real yield is already well North of 4% inline with high inflation, of course there is no data that suggests so but that the impact of 1/3rd of US debt monetized should not be discounted.

And then we have the gaping black hole which are the budget deficits, the UK will borrow over £100 billion this year and the US over $1 trillion so ever expanding supply of printed bonds translates into ever higher bond interest rates unless the central banks keep monetizing debt which they say they are no longer going to do but let maturing bonds expire rather than be rolled over but as history demonstrates they are a bunch of lying SOB's!

Don't believe the hype QE is FOREVER!

This article in an excerpt from my most recent extensive analysis focused on UK House Prices Three Trend Forecast 2022 to 2025, where I pealed away multiple layers of the UK housing market of to arrive at a high probability trend forecast.

UK House Prices Trend Forecast 2022 to 2025

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UK Debt Inflation Smoking Gun
Britains' Hyper Housing Market
UK Population Growth Forecast 2010 to 2030
UK House Building and Population Growth Analysis
UK Over Crowding Ratio
Overcrowding Implications for UK House Prices
UK Housing Market Affordability
UK House Prices Real Terms Sustainable Trend
UK House Prices Relative to GDP Growth
UK House Prices Momentum Forecast
UK House Prices and the Inflation Mega-trend
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UK House Prices 2022 to 2025 Trend Forecast Conclusion
Peering into the Mists of TIme
Risks to the Forecasts
US House Prices Trend Forecast 2022-2024

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Nadeem Walayat has over 30 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash. Nadeem's forward looking analysis focuses on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and housing market. He is the author of five ebook's in the The Inflation Mega-Trend and Stocks Stealth Bull Market series that can be downloaded for Free.

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