The demand for long-term Treasury bonds has reached panic proportions. A casual inspection of price history suggests that the rally since December 2013 is “too steep, too fast.” An alternative measure of intensity – the ratio of 30-year to 10-year bond prices – is also flashing red. The price of 30’s relative to 10’s is rising at a pace not seen since the panic of 2008. Can an important top be far ahead?
U.S. Long Bond: Panic Buying
About the Author: Mark Ungewitter
Mark Ungewitter is a Senior Vice President & Investment Officer at Charter Trust Company. He was formerly Director of Portfolio Management at Investors Bank and Trust in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds an M.S. from Bentley University and a B.S. from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.