Monday, Mar 09, 2015

Rates more likely to rise than be cut?

Bloomberg: U.K. Bonds in Longest Losing Streak Since June on BOE Rates View

On Thursday, members of the Monetary Policy Committee said last month that the next move in borrowing costs is more likely to be an increase than a cut. This is seen as a signal that rates will rise, yet it is clearly Dovish vs the previous line of "The only way is up, baby, you and me now". Orwell would be proud at this double plus good statement from the Ministry of Truth.

Posted by libertas @ 09:08 PM (6158 views)
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1. killer bunny said...

Anything's possible of course but we saw the same drivel in 2013. Then 2014 saw one of the biggest plummeting in rates in 90 years

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 09:05AM Report Comment
 

2. hpwatcher said...

Literally no-one is buying bonds, aside from the CB's, who are buying their own. Most countries are in the process of dumping them. Why? Lots of risk, and NO reward.

Bond crisis anyone?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:23AM Report Comment
 

3. killer bunny said...

Absolute tosh. Literally EVERYONE is buying bonds! Why the Hell do you think they soared in 2014? I assure you EVERYONE!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 05:41PM Report Comment
 

4. libertas said...

hpwatcher, bonds have yields, but also a coupon value, which rises when yields fall.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 10:25PM Report Comment
 

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