157.2 The US Treasury Bond Market “Landmine” is Primed

———Ep 157.2 Summary———
The “landmine” has been part of each of the four global/regional dollar squeezes of the past 14 years (2007-09, 2011-12, 2014-16, 2018-20). The “landmine” is when US Treasury Bond yields decline precipitously and signal that economic potential has been seriously maimed. Where are we in 2021?


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———Ep 157.2 Topics———

00:00 Intro: UST yields were falling from late-Oct thru early-Nov despite all the ‘good news’.
01:39 A “landmine” is a precipitous fall in UST yields, indicating serious economic malfunction.
04:26 A “landmine” is part of the regional/global dollar shortage process.
05:30 The Global Financial Crisis featured four “landmines”, the last one was ‘perfect’.
07:29 A review of the autumn-2008 “landmine”; it occurred after TARP, Lehman, AIG, et cetera.
11:46 The first three “landmines” coincided with ineffective government actions.
14:59 A “landmine” struck in 2014 too, during the Third Eurodollar Crisis.
17:30 Outro: Presently, conditions for a “landmine” were and are in place.

———Ep 157.2 References———

Landmine Review: The Big One: https://bit.ly/3EXXEJY
Landmine Lurking, Gotta Make Tantrum Happen Before It’s Too Late (again): https://bit.ly/3wBZ3mi
Alhambra Investments Blog: https://bit.ly/2VIC2wWlin
RealClear Markets Essays: https://bit.ly/38tL5a7


Jeff Snider, Head of Global Investment Research for Alhambra Investments and Emil Kalinowski. Art by David Parkins, lipstick lampoonist. Podcast intro/outro is “Moonshiner’s Turn” by Martin Landström found at Epidemic Sound.

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