Trying to communicate w/ animal spirits in the bond market for @business. If you're one of them (or even if not): ascaggs@bloomberg.net.

Treasuries Fall as Demand Slumps to 2009 Low at 5-Year Auction

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- An auction of Treasury five-year notes showed the limits to investors' appetite for U.S. government debt. With yields reaching six-week lows, the $35 billion sale attracted the least demand since July 2009. The auction followed gains in Treasury prices after Federal Reserve policy makers cut last week their forecasts for interest rates and economic growth.

Treasury Yields Near 6-Week Low After Durable-Goods Orders Drop

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Treasury yields were at almost their lowest level in more than a month as signs of economic weakness in the U.S. and around the globe reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve isn't in a hurry to raise interest rates.

Treasury ETF Loses Record $6.1 Billion by Betting on Rate Rise

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- An exchange-traded fund that profits when interest rates rise has burned through more investor cash than any other in the industry. The ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury fund has lost $6.1 billion of investor money since its inception in 2008, more than any other ETF has lost during its existence, according to data from Bloomberg Intelligence as of March 19.

Treasuries Rally as Fed Lowers Outlook for Interest-Rate Rise

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Treasuries rallied, sending benchmark 10-year yields below 2 percent, after the Federal Reserve lowered its estimates interest rates and economic growth. The central bank said it will need to see more gains in the jobs market and gain confidence that inflation is rising, even as it dropped its pledge to be "patient" in is its approach to a less-stimulative monetary policy.

Investors Exit Bond ETFs at Record Pace on Fed Rate-Rise Concern

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Exchange-traded funds that invest in bonds are on track for a big monthly withdrawal on concern that the Federal Reserve may soon begin raising interest rates. Just don't call it a taper tantrum. Investors pulled $6.1 billion this month from bond ETFs through March 16, or 1.9 percent of total fund assets, according to TrimTabs Investment Research data.

Biggest Long-Term Treasury ETF Hit by Fastest Outflows on Record

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The biggest exchange-traded fund investing in long-term Treasuries is losing investors at the fastest rate ever on concern the Federal Reserve is moving closer to interest-rate increases. The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF posted its biggest three-week outflow since its inception in 2002, according to Bloomberg data.

Treasury Auction Demand Masks Ambivalence of U.S. Mutual Funds

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- U.S. mutual fund managers are winning an increasingly larger amount of shorter-term Treasuries at auctions this year. That doesn't mean they're bullish. Demand from fund operators and institutional money managers, such as at Tuesday's $24 billion three-year note sale, may more likely reflect a lack of compelling alternatives in the global sovereign debt markets and reluctance to acquire longer-term maturities.

Treasury Bond ETFs Abandoned on Odds of Fed Hike Increases

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Treasury-bond bulls retreated last week, as upbeat jobs data prompted some to prepare for a Federal Reserve rate increase as soon as this year. Investors dumped exchange-traded funds that own government bonds as Treasury yields closed out their biggest five-week gain since 2009.

Treasuries in Biggest Rout Since 2009 as Job Gains Spur Fed Bets

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- What a difference five weeks makes. Since hitting an all-time low of 2.22 percent on Jan. 30, Treasury 30-year bond yields have posted the biggest five-week jump in six years as better-than-forecast employment growth led investors to pull forward wagers for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

Quantitative Easing Isn’t Working, BlackRock’s Peter Fisher Says

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- BlackRock's Peter Fisher says that central-bank bond-buying programs aren't working. Quantitative easing is supposed to push investors into riskier assets, Fisher, senior director of the BlackRock Investment Institute and a former under secretary of the U.S. Treasury and executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said in a Bloomberg Television interview.
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Mar 27, 2015

RT @ekp: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mar 27, 2015

@mdc congrats!!! You're in good company. Other recipients include: @psy_oppa, @RickRubin, @justinbieber

Mar 26, 2015

RT @danprimack: Stuff that doesn't remotely matter right now: What app captured video of a building collapse where people may be trapped/hurt inside.

Mar 25, 2015

RT @PaulCoxNY: Demand Slips at U.S. 5-Year Sale as Aggressive Bidders Back Off bloom.bg/1CbjFjn via @business, @SuziAnn2

Mar 25, 2015

RT @sonalibasak: What’s missing from the largest takeover of the year? Wall Street’s biggest investment banks bloomberg.com/news/articles/… w/@EdHammondNY @business

Mar 25, 2015

What an ugly durable goods print. Aaaaand now the 10-year yield's below 1.9%. (??!!)

Mar 25, 2015

Ayn Rand “makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.” - Flannery O'Connor had some killer one-liners. writersalmanac.org

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