by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
Just as ultra-low interest rates start to seem normal, the markets decide otherwise. US 10-year Treasury bonds yielded about 1.9% in April and are now above 2.20%:
And the trend reversal isn’t limited to the US. Across Europe and Asia rates have spiked in the past month. From Bloomberg:
What does this mean? Several things, potentially:
1) Markets tend to reverse when everyone finally accepts that the dominant trend is going to continue. This could be one of those times, as negative rates came to be accepted as inevitable and (for a growing number of deluded statists) actually good, leading traders to anticipate more of the same. In other words, the trade got too crowded.
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