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Yield Plunge: Running Out of Dollars, and Excuses

By |2019-08-05T17:56:07-04:00August 5th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

As of today’s close, there are only 22 trading days in the entire history of Japan’s government bonds (JGB) where the yield (or “yield”) on its 10-year paper has been more negative. Those 22 all came clustered together in June and July 2016. In other words, Japan’s bond market is today comparable only to that [...]

Euro$ #4 Calls Off The Bond Rout, Even Though It Means Fiscal Situations Likely To Grow Worse Still

By |2019-04-05T16:11:09-04:00April 5th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

Critics of government debt, a group which really should include every taxpayer, like to point out how governments prefer to pay back that debt with hugely inflated currency. You don’t pay it off so much as inflate it away. Change the convertibility number for your local currency and, voila, a much more manageable credit profile [...]

External Demand, Global Means Global

By |2019-04-04T17:00:23-04:00April 4th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut its benchmark money rate for the second straight meeting. Reducing its repo rate by 25 bps, down to 6%, the central bank once gripped by political turmoil has certainly shifted gears. Former Governor Urjit Patel was essentially removed (he resigned) in December after feuding with the federal government [...]