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Gold is the Safehaven, Bonds are the Bagholders

Just wrote this Article and saw some traffic coming from this site, and realized I haven't been here in a while.  This is a premier site so I will be in touch with this forum more often now that I see the new information i want to learn upon it. ...

Forum topic - AquariusLuck1 - Aug 20 2011 - 11:35pm - 0 comments

The Fed Selling Put Options On Treasury Bonds to Drive Down Yields?

Eric deCarobonnel, from MarketSkeptics.com, has posted an interesting video, "FRAUD: Federal Reserve Is Selling Put Options On Treasury Bonds to Drive Down Yields", at : ...

Forum topic - pinecarr - Apr 16 2011 - 9:48am - 25 comments

One of THE BEST Articles that I Have EVER Read!

A Termite-Riddled House: Treasury Bonds When termites eat your house, you don’t notice a thing. You don’t hear a thing, you don’t see a thing—you’re house stands there, silent and staid, while you and your family happily go about your ...

Forum topic - Davos - Sep 1 2010 - 12:17am - 43 comments

The definitive Inflate-away vs. Default [on the Federal debt] thread

It occurs to me that a key in developing one's understanding of economic trends is to figure out what the real key issues are, then focus on them. To wit, the question of Inflation vs. Deflation has been critical for a few years, but only recently ...

Forum topic - Erik T. - Dec 13 2009 - 3:44am - 11 comments

t-bill auction WSJ reportage questions

A couple questions about how the WSJ reports T-bill auctions: what is "bids at market-clearing yeild accepted"? Why does it vary so widely? Why do some reports not include "[foreign] bids accepted non-competitively"? ...

Forum topic - presidentbyamendment - Sep 30 2009 - 10:28am - 0 comments

Treasury Rates Heading Up

Has anyone been keeping up on what's happening in the Treasury market lately?  I notice interest rates on the 10 year bond have been heading back up to nearly 3% since April 1 in a way that is doesn't seem justified given the moves in the ...

Forum topic - Quercus bicolor - Apr 6 2009 - 3:35pm - 7 comments

Revisiting the short long-bond trade

Many readers of this site including myself have followed Chris Martenson's advice (in a recent subscriber-only Martenson report) and hold short positions against long-dated treasury bonds. Clearly, the world changed in a dramatic way this past ...

Forum topic - Erik T. - Mar 22 2009 - 5:34pm - 15 comments

Jimmy Rogers, Helicopter Ben, and the short long-bond trade

It's well known that famous private investor Jim Rogers was shorting long treasury bonds. Perhaps he had been reading the Martenson reports? But it has now been widely reported that Rogers covered his shorts after Bernanke made some statements ...

Forum topic - Erik T. - Mar 2 2009 - 4:14pm - 25 comments

Does the future include collateralized sovereign borrowing?

A guest on this week's Financial Sense Newshour alluded to something I hadn't even considered as a possibility: collateralized sovereign debt. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that is a very possible scenario. Right now, a ...

Forum topic - Erik T. - Feb 28 2009 - 10:18pm - 7 comments

Groupthink?

Stop the average person on the street and ask them this question:  "Would you loan $10,000 of your own money at less than 3% interest for thirty years if you knew that the borrower is currently at least $10.5 trillion upside down and has virtually ...

Forum topic - Lemonyellowschwin - Jan 17 2009 - 3:32pm - 4 comments