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Old 11-29-2007, 03:32 PM
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Default How far will bonds go?

For those that are very familiar with the bond market, what's your take on the current bond run? Do you think if the economy sags in `08 that we have a legitimate shot of hitting the yields seen right before the Iraq war started?
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:26 PM
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:52 PM
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U.S. has a 95% chance of hitting a recession within the next two quarters IMO. Bond markets are doing a much better job of pricing this in than the equity markets.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:01 PM
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U.S. has a 95% chance of hitting a recession within the next two quarters IMO. Bond markets are doing a much better job of pricing this in than the equity markets.

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define recession.

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Old 11-29-2007, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: How far will bonds go?

recession has a very specific meaning. i think it's two quarters of negative year over year real GNP growth.

recession definition is basically a point.... i think better question is major recession, although not sure that many economists are even calling for recession yet.

check out michael rosenburg from merrill lynch. he's been very pessimistic for quite awhile... i think hoisington is all over very low rates.. i think pimco too, but not certain of that.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:20 PM
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95% in the next two quarters? Seems a little early. I'd say Q3 of `08 would be more likely due to the massive number of subprime loans coming up for reset in Q1/Q2.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:52 PM
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Pre,

please define recession so i can make a wager with you regarding your assessment of the probabilities.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:19 PM
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Barron,

I'm referring to the official definition, something of which we wouldn't know for sure until a couple of years down the road (as you know). I was considering creating a post as to why I think the odds of a recession at this point are 95% (I said within the next two quarters for theatrics to be honest, but I do still believe there'sd a 50% chance of one hitting that soon).

I find it hard to believe how any rational person at this point cannot see the odds of a recession occurring over the next 12 months as being at least 50%. I'm basing my opinion on an extensive amount of research and would be willing to argue with anyone who believes the other side of the argument to be true.

Edit: As for a wager, something small and friendly would be fine (I'll make a shorter-term bet such as the Dow losing at least 20% of its value over the next 12 months). I'm currently making a big bet through my investments, so anything big would be risky.
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:31 PM
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Barron,

I'm referring to the official definition, something of which we wouldn't know for sure until a couple of years down the road (as you know). I was considering creating a post as to why I think the odds of a recession at this point are 95% (I said within the next two quarters for theatrics to be honest, but I do still believe there'sd a 50% chance of one hitting that soon).

I find it hard to believe how any rational person at this point cannot see the odds of a recession occurring over the next 12 months as being at least 50%. I'm basing my opinion on an extensive amount of research and would be willing to argue with anyone who believes the other side of the argument to be true.

Edit: As for a wager, something small and friendly would be fine (I'll make a shorter-term bet such as the Dow losing at least 20% of its value over the next 12 months). I'm currently making a big bet through my investments, so anything big would be risky.

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thats fine. i was willing to take all action against 95% chance of a recession in the next 2 quarters.

i strongly feel that we'll head towards negative growth, though may not hit it. i've done a ton of research as i'm sure you know as well and the major factors just come down to what degree spending will fall given housing price falls and to what degree housing prices fall.

exports are 12% of GDP so 50% growth there is not enough to matter more than offsetting a 6% or so fall in spending. anything more and exports will fail to compensate.

so while i know all the logic behind a recession, i don't see one happening that soon and thus will take all action against it in the next 2 quarters.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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U.S. has a 95% chance of hitting a recession within the next two quarters IMO. Bond markets are doing a much better job of pricing this in than the equity markets.

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define recession.

Barron

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The National Bureau of Economic Research is accepted as the official government determination of when a recession occurs. It is normally (but not always) two consecutive quarters of decline in real GDP. They do take other factors into consideration.

Recessions

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