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Bank of America issues "bond crash´
alert on Fed tightening fears

Telegraph [UK], by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/24/2013 7:36:55 PM

The US lender said investors face a treacherous moment as central banks start fretting about inflation and shift gears, threatening a surge in bond yields. This happened in 1994 under Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan when yields on US 30-year Treasuries jumped 240 basis points over a nine-month span, setting off a “savage reversal of fortune in leveraged areas of fixed income markets”. A similar shock this year is “likely” if the US economy continues to gather strength. “The moment we hear the first rhetorical talk of exit strategies by central banks this could turn,” said chief investment strategist,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/24/2013 7:50:37 PM     (No. 9137546)

People with ´safe´ government securities could see negative returns on their investments if they are loaded-up with low interest bonds. Don´t say you weren´t warned.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/24/2013 8:15:22 PM     (No. 9137594)

The math here is clear, and the peril just as clear, and Obama is mathematically illiterate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/24/2013 9:01:31 PM     (No. 9137662)

Cue the music from ´Jaws´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/25/2013 1:05:15 AM     (No. 9137890)

Anyone who owns government debt is enabling the slavery of future generations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/25/2013 1:42:28 AM     (No. 9137918)

More BS.

Have you heard about Zombie Mrtgs? Homeowners that walked away from their homes & investment properties overthe past few years assumed the banks went forward with foreclosures... but nope!

The loans are stil active. In fact, BAC & others transferred Zombie Loans to other firms... like SLS.

Depending on the value of the actual property, it´s either abandoned or turned over to Federal Asset Management to rent it out.

And the old homeowner that was never removed from the title are still libel for the debt.
Not sure what the end game is with this strategery but it will be ugly.

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