Well, it’s that time of year again – – late August, when the annual Jackson Hole conference o’ surprises appears. This article from Bloomberg makes it plain what’s coming up with the big closing speech this Thursday morning………..(more…)
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After climbing steadily for months, bonds (by way of TLT) have broken their intermediate-term uptrend.(more…)
Thanks to the multi-trillion dollar help from our buddies at the Fed, interest rates are reaching depths no one would dare imagine even a couple of years ago. 30-year fixed mortgages that start with the number 2? Incredible! Care to divine the trend of interest rates?(more…)
It’s going to be a dead-quiet holiday weekend, so let’s just relax with the traditional Independence Day palette of interest rate charts. Suffice it to say, it’s a great time to be in debt. David Stockman has been doing a yeoman’s job of analyzing the repression of interest rates in his Contra Corner, which I read religiously each evening. Here is the zero-fi-cation of interest rates these days…….(click on any chart for a huge version):(more…)