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Strategies & Market Trends
Treasury Bills, Notes & Bonds of all types
An SI Board Since October 2022
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I am fortunate enough to have had some cash earlier this year(2022) and rather than buy tech stocks as has been my preference for about 30 years, put that money into Treasuries. At this point(10/30/22 I have what is termed a short term ladder. All the Tbills in my account have yield to maturities of 90 days or less.

My strategy going forward is to lengthen the ladder as the rates climb. At this point it is a given that the Fed will raise .75 basis points in the upcoming meeting. My hope is that because of the new transparency wrt to Fed that I can time my ladder to catch something near the top which I am speculating Tbills to reach 6% +/-. Going forward from whatever that top is the inflation rate should then be well under the rates for Bills, Notes, and Bonds of all types.

My reasoning for beginning the thread is to learn from members with experience in these markets.
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1064"All clear Captain!" "Was that an iceberg?" asia.nikkei.coBroken_Clock-last Wednesday the case for zero rates on the TNX My thought is still the same.Broken_Clock-June 14
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1061Bought 9128282U3 at 5.409% this morning maturing 8/31/2024 Some money left oveSmart_Asset-June 6
1060Bought 91282CFG1 this morning at 5.401% maturing 8/31/2024Smart_Asset-June 5
1059Interest payments as % of GDP. Interest payments jumped to 3.8% of GDP in Q1, thBroken_Clock-June 4
1058[youtube video]Broken_Clock-June 3
1057Buying 912797LK1 @5.406Broken_Clock1May 30
1056Bought a bunch of 912797JT5 at 5.392% Also added a smidgen of NVDA...couldn'Smart_Asset-May 30
1055$244 Billion of Treasury Debt to Hit the Market Today and Tomorrow as Interest RBroken_Clock-May 29
1054I have multiple maturities tomorrow and some decisions to make. Certainly some Smart_Asset-May 29
1053Earning 5%-plus risk free while waiting for bad stuff to happen. “I don’t think Broken_Clock1May 6
1052My ladder is currently 80 days and according to Schwab the 6mo T-Bill looks to bSmart_Asset-May 6
1051No access to my Schwab account this morning. IT issues?Smart_Asset-May 3
10504 week dipped to 5.33% on reinvestment todayBroken_Clock-May 2
1049Wall Street Reacts To Powell Unleashing His Inner Dove by Tyler Durden WednesdBroken_Clock-May 1
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1047Bought 912797JT5 this morning at 5.410%. moving on up..matures 7/25/2024 Also bSmart_Asset-April 25
1046Yields Will Trigger "Serious Earthquakes" Across The Economy, Former FBroken_Clock1April 24
1045Big move in the 3mo T-Bill this morning according to my tracking. 5.42%. I had Smart_Asset-April 22
1044America’s Bonds Are Getting Harder to Sell 18 Eric Wallerstein Sun, April 14, Broken_Clock-April 14 14 "A recent research paper by four noted economists, including LarBroken_Clock1April 12
1041Bought 912796Y45 at 5.382%...matures 7/5/2024 I considered lengthening my laddeSmart_Asset-April 11
1040I did not know this.... Wolf Richter Apr 10, 2024 at 5:41 pm “BTW, what reaBroken_Clock1April 10
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