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    Federal Reserve puzzled by yield curve steepening

    http://www.reuters.com/article/wtUSI...54U1NZ20090531

    By Alister Bull - Analysis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is studying significant moves in the U.S. government bond market last week that could have big implications for the central bank's strategy to combat the country's recession.

    But the Fed is not really sure what is driving the sharp rise in long-dated bond yields, and especially a widening gap between short and long term yields.

    Do rising U.S. Treasury yields and a steepening yield curve suggest an economic recovery is more certain, meaning less need for safe haven government bonds and a healthy demand for credit? If so, there might be less need for the Fed to expand the money supply by buying more U.S. Treasuries.

    Or does the steepening yield curve ...

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    Wow, it's so obvious, it must be right.... right? I mean, every else is doing it.

    “every single human being” should bet U.S. Treasury bonds will decline
    Can we get a time frame for that prophecy please?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...uC5VIFeo&pos=5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderhorse View Post
    Federal Reserve puzzled by yield curve steepening

    http://www.reuters.com/article/wtUSI...54U1NZ20090531

    By Alister Bull - Analysis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is studying significant moves in the U.S. government bond market last week that could have big implications for the central bank's strategy to combat the country's recession.

    But the Fed is not really sure what is driving the sharp rise in long-dated bond yields, and especially a widening gap between short and long term yields.

    Do rising U.S. Treasury yields and a steepening yield curve suggest an economic recovery is more certain, meaning less need for safe haven government bonds and a healthy demand for credit? If so, there might be less need for the Fed to expand the money supply by buying more U.S. Treasuries.

    Or does the steepening yield curve ...

    More http://www.reuters.com/article/wtUSI...54U1NZ20090531
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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    NAH! It's because I transferred all of my HUGE ACCOUNT to the "G" yesterday.
    nnuut - thunderhorse's post is from June - so you are still okay !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandma View Post
    nnuut - thunderhorse's post is from June - so you are still okay !!
    Opps! Now that I'm retired every day is Saturday!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nnuut View Post
    Opps! Now that I'm retired every day is Saturday!!

    Enjoy nnuut!

    Hey, I've got a bunch of green oak on the ground and cut. Needs to be split for firewood next winter.

    If ya get bored now that you're retired....
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