China Review News (CRN) recently reported that U.S. 10-year and 30-year bond prices are dropping. The price drop occurred just at the time when the Federal Reserve announced its QE3 policies, which caused a lot of concern about inflation. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release its September meeting minutes. The difference between the yields of the inflation-indexed bonds and the regular 10-year bonds is commonly used to measure expected consumer prices. That difference is 2.48 percent, which is higher than the same number collected at the end of last year (1.95 percent). Some experts expressed the belief that the U.S. economy may slow a little bit but won’t fall. The Federal Reserve is to ensure growth and it should monitor inflation. However this may weaken the demand for long term bonds.
Source: China Review News, October 5, 2012