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Time to Buy Treasuries (by Duuuuuuuude)

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QE 2 is ending in June.  It would probably help your trading to recognize what affect this program has had in various markets you might invest in.

In the chart below, I have outlined the effects the Quantitative Easing programs have had on various asset classes.  It is easy to recognize the beneficiary of easy money.  Looking ahead, I expect these asset classes to continue to work in a similar fashion.  These asset classes behave in a particular way with stimulus, and without stimulus.

Correlated Assets
Looking at how strongly correlated US Treasuries are to Quantitative Easing, I would not want to own TBT here unless  for some reason treasuries break down here.

Bonds and Yields