The government continues its approach towards full meltdown. The stock market does too. But when it comes down to it, these are mere distractions from the bigger breakdown that is bearing down upon us.
Prosperity imbalance illustrated. The hoi-polloi may be getting restless. [PT]
Average working stiffs have little time or inclination to contemplate gibberish from the Fed. They are too worn out from running in place all day to make much of it. This fact accounts for the limited inkling the populace has for why there is a great prosperity imbalance between wage earners and the creams.
If there was a better understanding of the scope and scale of the orchestrated larceny being conducted, practitioners of mass money debasement would be tarred, feathered and paraded down Main Street.
This seems a small penalty for turning markets into casinos and debasing the rewards of an honest day’s work. Instead, they preserve their misplaced stature through the backwards process of taking the absurdly simple and twisting it up into the inordinately complex.
Several months ago, roughly in mid-May, the yield on the 10-Year Treasury note briefly eclipsed 3 percent. This prompted numerous articles – including one of our own – on the possible end of the great Treasury bond bubble. But then, just as quickly as a pickpocket disappears into a crowded street, the yield on the 10-Year Treasury note slipped back below 3 percent.
Now, as the days grow shorter, the yield on the 10-Year Treasury note is again pushing above 3 percent, at roughly 3.22 percent. The yield on the 30-Year Treasury note – the long bond – is about 16 basis points higher.
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