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Biggest job gain in 3 yrs pushes up interest rates [AP]

Friday, April 2, 2010 - 1:48 PM
From AP via Yahoo Finance
The biggest increase in jobs in three years pushed interest rates to their highest level since before the worst days of the credit crisis in 2008.
Bond markets appear to be seeing positive signs in these numbers, but as one reader pointed out, we need a lot more job growth in private sector.
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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,442 posts since
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1. Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 8:50 AM
The yield on 5 year Treasuries still cannot match what some banks and credit unions are paying on CD and share certificates, but the gap is closing. It will be interesting to watch the yield spread between the ultra-short term Treasury notes and longer-term bills and bonds when the economy starts significantly improving. If it's a big spread and the yield curve is very steep, the Fed should be forced into raising rates. Of course, with Bernanke at the helm of the Fed, he will try to keep the lid on short-term rates for as long as possible, for the benefit of the big Wall Street financial houses like Goldman-Sachs.

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