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The bond market’s second week of the year was yet another setback aided by reports of diminished interest in things bond from Japan (reducing QE size) and reports that Chinese officials are recommending a slowing or halting its buying of Treasuries. That, combined with a series of other nuances, drove a technical selloff and we all know that technical moves, in this case 10s breaking 2.50%, have a momentum all their own though requiring fundamental rationales. The latter were around (see the above bullets) though supply when the market’s already on the defensive surely adds to the pressure. Read more from David Ader's latest musings.
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