ha – operation twist

Bernanke has decided to continue with operation twist, and continue to subsidize those folks on the long bond..

 

Surprisingly, deflation hit the streets.  The long bond went up, commodities/oil down, and same with equities.  The dollar also strengthened against both the euro and yen.

Can investors afford to ever leave the treasuries as long as Ben keeps pushing yields down?  The net result is a withdrawal in bank deposits substituted for treasures.  What incentive do investors have to invest in riskier mortgages and corporate debt in a lower rate induced deflationary cycle?

Investor are also loving the cuts in taxes via cuts in pensions.  As long as concessions continue to be made as a result of deflation, is there really an incentive for investors to support the increase in liquidity?

 

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