Tug-of-War

Buyers and sellers are in a tug-of-war in the bond market, where yields have been declining. Are buyers sidestepping the budget deficit and other factors?

About the Presenter

Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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Treasury Yields 

The U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield has been declining amid the low risk of inflation heading higher. But do investors need to consider that the budget deficit is about $1 trillion a year, and the U.S. Treasury is issuing large amounts of short-term bills and will possibly issue long-term notes and bonds, too? Hedge your portfolio with futures and options. 

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