Supply fears start to hit Treasuries

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Supply fears start to hit Treasuries

Supply fears start to hit Treasuries

By Michael Mackenzie in New York and David Oakley in London

Published: March 26 2010 19:18 | Last updated: March 26 2010 19:18

 

The bond vigilantes are finally flexing their muscles. A long period of stability for the US government bond market showed signs of cracking this week as a lack of investor appetite for new debt sent the benchmark 10-year yield to its highest level since last June.

For more than a year, analysts have been warning that record sized debt sales by the US Treasury were at odds with a 10-year yield sitting comfortably below 4 per cent. This week, the yield on 10-year notes jumped from 3.65 per cent to a peak of 3.92 per cent on Thursday. On Friday it was 3.87 per cent.

 

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c51fbbce-3908-11df-8970-00144feabdc0.html

 

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