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Flash: Sell-off in US Treasurys has days numbered - HSBC

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) – In view of HSBC Strategist Steven Major, the correction in the US bond market may be nearly complete, with further increase in Treasury yields to require a new driver.

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“The term premium priced into the curve, that component of yield not explained by cyclical economic factors, has been driving longer-term US yields. By historical measures, the correction of 2013 has already been a significant one.”

“Comparisons with 2003, which also featured a term premium-based sell-off, are more appropriate than with 1994, characterised by a sell-off based on traditional drivers.”

“All of the four sell-offs of at least …read more