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July 20, 2021 | Treasury Yields Leading Risk Markets Lower

Danielle Park

Portfolio Manager and President of Venable Park Investment Counsel ( Ms Park is a financial analyst, attorney, finance author and regular guest on North American media. She is also the author of the best-selling myth-busting book "Juggling Dynamite: An insider's wisdom on money management, markets and wealth that lasts," and a popular daily financial blog:

Born of inflation mania and rampant speculation, the latest downturn in risk markets has been telegraphed by declining global inflation expectations (below since 1995) and falling Treasury yields since the end of March 2021.


As noted in my partner Cory Venable’s chart from the end of June (below), the US 10-year Treasury yield broke under 1.50% last month, down from 1.74% on March 31st.  With a rapid move to 1.20% yesterday, our yield target of sub-1% remains probable (green box area) as goods spending subsides from a COVID-fevered pitch.



Canadian Treasury yields follow suit, with Canada’s 10-year yield closing at 1.147 yesterday from 1.417 last month and 1.67 on March 19th.  Cory’s end of June chart below highlights our sub-1% yield target here as well (yellow band) as government bonds rise.

This is about growth/inflation expectations and risk assets that have wildly overshot all reasonable financial prospects.

Economist David Rosenberg said he agrees with North American monetary policymakers on one thing: concerns about runaway inflation are overblown. Here is a direct video link.


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July 20th, 2021

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