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Issues in monetary normalisation

June 16, 2009

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Bonds swamped in fair weather or foul

May 29, 2009

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Come good news or bad, the U.S. treasury market is taking a sell now and wait for inflation later strategy.

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Uncertain Fed support sinks bonds

April 30, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The bond market's adverse reaction after the Fed announced no new asset purchase facilities or bond buyback programs highlights the fundamental difference between interest rates and quantitative easing (QE).

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Obama and flawed logic on Cuba

By Bernd Debusmann
April 14, 2009

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Fed sets out exit strategy

March 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Intense criticism of the Fed's role in the financial rescue program and the decision to triple its balance sheet, including monetizing a portion of the Treasury's debt, has forced the central bank to issue an unusual defense of its actions (http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20090323b.htm).

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U.S. government borrowing runs into resistance

March 26, 2009

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Investors have started to balk at absorbing large quantities of U.S. government debt, taking on substantial inflation and devaluation risk in return for little reward. While the government has no trouble placing short-term debt with a maturity of up to 2 years, longer-dated securities are proving much harder to sell.