A BOND MARKET BUBBLE? WE THINK NOT: There is much talk almost everywhere that the bond market’s a Bubble. We suspect
instead that the trend remains rather clearly upward and that support along the bigger line drawn here shall indeed be formidable.
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still” – Lao Tzu
Forex Trading – The word of the day is debt
Japan is doing a hefty amount of buying of US debt. China’s recent reduction, according to reported TIC data, in its US Treasury holdings has been getting most of the attention as it marks the second month in a row. But Japan’s buying in the most recent month has mostly counteracted China’s move.
It’s common knowledge that Japanese companies (the current primary source of demand for Japan’s 14 straight weeks of overseas bond purchases) typically park money in Japanese Government Bonds. But in seeking returns combined with safety, Japan is soaking up record amounts of Treasuries, according to the weekly numbers on capital flows put out by Japan’s Ministry of Finance.
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