175.3 Trick Question: How Much QE Will Move the Bond Market
———Ep 175.3 Summary———
Since 2008 the pace of purchases, sales – and everything in between – has not affected the price of bond yields. Indeed, bond yields seem to go the opposite way of they’re ‘supposed’ to act. But what about the stock of purchases? Is there a total, that once reached, becomes critical?
———Ep 175.3 Topics———
00:00 INTRO: Does either the flow or stock of quantitative easing impact bond yields?
00:44 Central banks have bought a lot of bonds, therefore the bond market is rigged.
01:51 From 2008-11 the Fed’s purchases (flow) of UST were ‘contradicted’ by the bond market.
05:24 Central bank balance sheet expansion correlates well (enough) with capital market values.
08:41 Central banks were buying assets that the private market was ALREADY buying.
12:40 Central bank increases in system bank reserves is a deflationary warning.
14:34 The central banks buy sovereign bonds but other markets signal “warning, low growth” too.
———Ep 175.3 References———
If Not ‘Flow’, Then Has ‘Stock’ ‘Rigged’ The Flattening Curve In QE’s Favor?: https://bit.ly/32Ijkf9
Alhambra Investments Blog: https://bit.ly/2VIC2wWlin
RealClear Markets Essays: https://bit.ly/38tL5a7
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