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5 Oct 2018 (AFR) – US bond traders raise the stakes for September jobs data

(5 October 2018, AFR, p13, by Brian Chappatta)

Traders in the world’s biggest bond market are going all-in on bets that the US economy is as “extraordinary” as Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said this week. After months of trading in a well-defined range, the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield ripped higher, climbing to 3.18 per cent, breaking through the previous 2018 high of 3.1261 per cent to levels not seen since 2011. When combined with multiyear highs set across Treasury maturities, it reaffirms that the bond bears are in control.’

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