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Analysis Topic: Interest Rates and the Bond Market

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cracks In US Treasury Bond Market, The Japanese Factor / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Foreign USTreasury Bond dumping continues, and even accelerates. China and the Saudis are selling USTreasurys in a near panic. Foreign central banks liquidated a record $375 billion in USGovt debt in the last 12 months. An American disaster lies in the making from debt saturation, debt overload, and debt dumping. It is all denied by the Washington mouthpieces and the Wall Street handlers, as they lie. The USGovt debt default is within view, dead ahead.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Bonds: 90% of You Are Herding / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Gary_Tanashian

90% (my low-balled estimate) of you, the investing public, are herding when it comes to the bond market.  You may not know it because the overwhelming psychological atmosphere is to reaffirm, not question peoples’ behavior.  That is what herding is; a comforting feeling of going with the flow and being at one with your environment and the greater zeitgeist.

Now, please don’t be offended by the title; you dear reader may well be one of the 10%.  But out there in the financial investment realm, they are herding, BIG time, as bond yields are expected to continue rising, because… media; because“Great Rotation, part 2” and because… the story of epic secular changes and the chance to be early and clued in to a great new market phase are so alluring.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, December 05, 2016

The Bond Bubble / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: Gary_Savage

Is the bubble in the bond market about to burst? Even a move back to the 38% retracement level over the next several weeks would cause chaos in the global financial markets.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, December 02, 2016

Is Japan About to Implode the $10T $USD Carry Trade? / Interest-Rates / Global Financial System

By: Graham_Summers

It is said that history has a sense of irony. The latest US election is not an exception.

Consider the following…

  1. Donald Trump campaigned aggressively on trade… particularly his opposing of the fact that the US gets taken advantage of by foreign nations via bad trade deals.
  1. Trump wins the Presidency on November 8, 2016.
  1. US trade gets royally screwed in the currency markets.
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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Federal Reserve And Interest Rates: Definitely NOT What You Think / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: Kelsey_Williams

Where we are today is the culmination of decades of irresponsible financial/fiscal policies and a complete abdication of fundamental economics. But that should not be a surprise. The self-proclaimed purpose of the Federal Reserve Bank is to manage the economic cycles; an impossibly presumptive task and a violation of fundamental economic theory.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Could a “Greek-Style” Carry Tax on Cash Come to the US? / Interest-Rates / War on Cash

By: Graham_Summers

As we keep warning, India is not the “last stop” in the global financial elites’ war on cash.

Indeed, as ZeroHedge noted earlier today, officials are proposing a tax on cash withdrawals in Greece. They’re also proposing only permitting digital cash or cards for various transactions.

The claim behind this policy is that it would stop cash being used in the black market. This is similar to other claims that implementing a carry tax on physical cash or banning it altogether would stop money laundering or other illicit activities.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The US Bond Bear Market Has Begun! / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: John_Mauldin

BY JARED DILLIAN : It’s almost as if I can see the future.

In the September 22 issue of The 10th Man, I went through the math of how people would get screwed in a bond bear market.

I gave some concrete examples of what would happen if rates backed up 100 basis points. And sure enough, since the election, rates have backed up about 40 basis points.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, November 28, 2016

This Looming Debt Crisis Could Ruin Many / Interest-Rates / Global Debt Crisis 2016

By: John_Mauldin

We must deal with the debt if we are going to survive . We have two options: Simply stop spending or grow the economy. “Stop spending” is easier said than done. And boosting growth is going to be difficult too.

Total debt this year rose by 6.8%, almost double our growth rate. Not the right direction. After eight years of the slowest economic recovery in history, growing our debt dramatically faster than we are growing our country—even when we include inflation.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Europe Will Devalue Or Dissolve - Welcome To The Currency War / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: John_Rubino

No rest for the wicked. With the shockwaves from Brexit and President Trump still reverberating around the world, the established order is bracing for more bad news. Next up is a December 4 Italian constitutional referendum that might end the reign of centrist prime minister Matteo Renzi and replace him with a bunch of anti-euro iconoclasts from the Brexit/Trump part of the spectrum.

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Italian Bank Collapse European Sovereign Bond Carnage, Criss-Crossed Fuses & Lit Bonfire / Interest-Rates / Financial Crisis 2016

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Many are the potential fuses to be lit, which would create the conflagration, the massive bonfire of the bond vanities and bank charades. Many are the fuses lying around, all criss-crossed, all exposed, all overlapping each other in highly dangerous manner. If any single fuse is lit, then several will light and the detonation arrives. It is unavoidable since the financial world is so deeply interwoven. Never in modern history has the global financial structure been so badly weakened, so totally corrupted, so thoroughly undermined by control mechanisms, so intensely defended by sanctions even war. In 2007 and early 2008, the Jackass warned of a mortgage bust that would alter the global system forever. It happened with far reaching consequences which endure to this day.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, November 24, 2016

War On Cash Goes Global – India and Citibank In Australia / Interest-Rates / War on Cash

By: GoldCore

  • War On Cash Goes Global – India, Australia and Citibank
  • India shock cancellation of nation’s two highest-denomination notes
  • India effectively invalidates & removes 86% of cash from circulation
  • India sees “runs on banks” & severe financial difficulties
  • Citi to makes all Australian branches cashless
  • Australian pilot programme restricts 80% of payments on card
  • UBS proposes Australia eliminates $100 and $50 bills
  • What can we do about this?
  • Conclusion
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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Post-election Debt Mathematics / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: DeviantInvestor

The U.S. Presidential election is over. One candidate won, one lost, but the mathematics did not change.

Mathematics of What?

  1. US government debt has grown far more rapidly than GDP for decades. This is unsustainable.
  2. US government revenues increase about 4% per year while the official debt has grown at 9% per year, on average, since 1913. Official debt doubles in eight years regardless of which borrow and spend party and politicians are supposedly running the country and that is unsustainable.
  3. Official debt is currently about $20 trillion. Does $40 trillion in official debt sound plausible in the year 2024?
  4. How about $80 trillion in the year 2032?
  5. Worse, the debt goes astronomical if the financial and political elite choose hyperinflation.
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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stock Market New All Tiime Highs & the Election Buried This HUGE Story / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

Stock Market Highs & the Election Buried This HUGE Story
Chart of the Day

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Reversal Interest Rates Are the Next Big Challenge for Central Banks / Interest-Rates / US Interest Rates

By: John_Mauldin

BY SAMUEL RINES : Negative and ultra-low interest rates have become the norm for the developed world. The phrases “lower for longer” and “new normal” are now accepted as facts rather than predictions. But, how low is too low?

For many developed world economies, rates remain low in order to combat stagnation as growth slows. Negative rates are a side effect of these deep, fundamental economic issues.

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Trump Prepares to Takeover Fed / Interest-Rates / US Federal Reserve Bank

By: Mike_Whitney

In Donald Trump’s first four years as president, he will not only choose three judges for the Supreme Court, he’ll also pick five of the seven members on the Fed Board of Governors. It would be impossible to overstate the effect this is going to have on the nation’s economic future. With both houses of Congress firmly in the GOP’s grip, we could see the most powerful central bank in the world transformed into a purely political institution that follows the diktats of one man.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trump's Mandate to Yellen: Print More Money or You're Fired! / Interest-Rates / Quantitative Easing

By: Michael_Pento

What kind of President will Donald Trump be? Will he restore America to its former position of greatness, or end up being feckless like a long list of his predecessors? That is yet to be determined.

However, what is clear now is if Donald Trump wants to avoid starting his tenure with an economic crisis similar to that of Mr. Obama he will need to put a lid on long-term interest rates rather quickly. And in order to do that he will have to convince a supposedly politically-agnostic Fed Chair, Janet Yellen, to not only refrain from further interest rates hikes but also to launch another round of long-term Treasury debt purchases known as Quantitative Easing (QE).

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Interest-Rates

Monday, November 14, 2016

Bond Market Bull Over or The Start of The Final Blow Off Top? / Interest-Rates / Bond Bubble

By: Plunger

Over a Trillion dollars has been vaporized in the bond market in just one week. The phrase "blood bath" is an understatement as the widows and orphans have been routed. This isn't supposed to happen in the the bond market. So is the great 33 year bond bull finally over and the deluge that we knew would ultimately come upon us? Not so fast chipmunk, is my reply and this is why. All great bull markets go through three complete phases. Phase I is the accumulation or stealth phase, phase II is the mark-up phase which lasts the longest and phase III is the blow off or mania phase. The NASDAQ and the oil bull markets exhibit provide us clean examples of these three phases in their 10 year bull runs which ended in crashes. Phase III is characterized by violent and deep yet short term corrections which shakeout all but the strongest hands. That is what the government bond market is undergoing in this recent violent move. First let's review those two bull markets in the NASDAQ and oil.

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Interest-Rates

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Did U.S. Treasury Bonds Just Get Stumped by Trump? / Interest-Rates / US Bonds

By: EWI

The answer to where T-Bonds are headed is not in the news headlines about Trump. It's in the Elliott wave pattern

On November 9, the United States woke to the biggest political shock since Harry Truman defeated "shoe-in" Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 U.S. presidential election.

For U.S. bond investors, the 2016 election has been head-spinning too.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, November 10, 2016

And Of Course, No One is Talking About the US National Debt / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: Rodney_Johnson

I’m beaten down.

Worn out.

Punch drunk.

I’m not moonlighting as a cage fighter. I’m a registered voter in a swing state.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, November 07, 2016

Thanks to Obamacare, US Government Debt Is Worse Than You Think / Interest-Rates / US Debt

By: John_Mauldin

You’re probably aware that the US budget deficit jumped to $590 billion for fiscal 2016. What you might not know is that US government debt rose by $1.4 trillion last fiscal year. That difference between the deficit and debt increases is a huge number.

What did we spend that additional $800 billion on?

My friends Dr. Lacy Hunt and Van Hoisington of Hoisington Asset Management can answer that question and more. Using current CBO projections and the trend in off-budget debt, Lacy and Van estimate that US government debt could grow by an additional $13 trillion in the next 10 years (by 2025). That would put total debt at $33 trillion and push to 150% debt-to-GDP.

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