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May 28, 2018 | Hello Treasury Bears: About That 3.0% Treasury Yield Line in the Sand

Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.
According to numerous treasury bears, yields would soar out of control once the 3.0% threshold broke. Well?

Here are some amusing predictions.

No Such Thing As Lines in the Sand

Note to Bill Gross, MarketWatch, the Edelson Institute, the Financial Times, Jeffrey Gundlach, Heritage Capital, and numerous other forecasters not caught up in that precise search: The is no such thing such as a line in the sand that when breached cannot be crossed back.

Technical lines in the sand are one thing and fundamentals another. This is not like nuclear war which cannot be reversed.

The same people have been calling for the the end of the bond bull market for a decade. Perhaps they have it right, but the fundamentals suggest otherwise.

The economy is slowing and the Fed is hiking. The stock market is likely headed for another bust. There is a new worry in Europe. China is slowing.

Yes, we have late stage inflation, but so what?

There is no magic line in the sand. Neither the economy nor the bond market work that way.

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Treasury bears, please not that asset bubble burstings are inherently deflationary. If you think an asset bubble burst is likely, then you should believe that treasury yields will sink.

Of course, if you think the economy is on the verge of overheating, be my guest, short treasuries.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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May 28th, 2018

Posted In: Mish Talk

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