Morning Comment: Keep One Eye on German Bund Yields

There are several reasons why long-term Treasury yields remain low. One obvious reason is the slowdown in growth we've experienced this year...both here in the U.S. and around the globe. However another reason is the ultra low level of interest rates (negative rates in many areas) in other parts of the Germany.

However, those overseas rates have definitely bounced off of their 2019 lows...and this is something that has been going on for several months it cannot be seen as merely a short-term technical rise in rates.

Don't get us wrong, we'd have to see a much larger move in rates in places like Germany before we could say that the long-term trend in rates had been reversed. However, it won't take a much further rise to declare that an intermediate-term change in trend has indeed taken place.

The level we're watching closely is -0.2% on the 10yr German bund. If it breaks above that level in any significant way, it will be a very important development. Not only should it impact U.S. interest rates, but it could/should have an impact on the broad U.S. stock market...and it should definitely have an impact on the interest-rate sensitive groups in the U.S. market.

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Matthew J. Maley

Managing Director

Chief Market Strategist

Miller Tabak + Co., LLC

Founder, The Maley Report

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Posted to The Maley Report on Dec 02, 2019 — 9:12 AM
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