2017-03-16 — caseyresearch.com
In January, Gross wrote that the bond bull market would end when the yield on the 10-year Treasury topped a key level [... on Monday, that happened.] According to Gross, the bond bull market is now officially over. A "secular" bear market has begun. This means bond prices could fall for years, even decades.
Yesterday's rate hike was only the third since 2006... If [the Fed] raises its key rate, rates across the economy should rise, too. That's bad news for Treasury holders. And yet, Treasurys rallied on the news.
This happened because the Fed sounded "dovish" yesterday. In other words, investors think the Fed could now raise rates more slowly than planned... The Fed painted itself into a corner. It's damned if it raises rates and damned if it doesn't.
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