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Checking In With The Yield Curve

By Matthew Yglesias on July 19, 2011 at 12:15 pm

"Checking In With The Yield Curve"

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Market expectations of inflation:

And the yield curve:

If I’m reading that correctly, that means negative real yields on everything less than five years. In other words, cheaper to finance the government with relatively short term debt than to finance it out of tax revenue. Naturally, DC is talking debt reduction.

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