Archive for January 29th, 2006

Bond Sales by Households Keep Bond Prices Down: Q3 2005

During Q3 2005, U.S. households were sellers of corporate bonds on an unprecedented scale, probably in anticipation of a projected crash in the bond market as a result of much-publicized Federal Reserve interest rate hikes. (See: Federal Reserve Flow of Funds Table 212: Corporate and Foreign Bonds.) Over the decade 1995-2004, U.S. households bought corporate […]

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