Economics Weekly: Why Are Bond Investors So Short Long Duration?

Friday, October 23, 2020

One of the things that has grabbed our attention over the last few weeks is the huge net short position market participants have now taken on 20-year-plus U.S. Treasury bonds. In this Economics Weekly, we discuss several factors that are potentially behind this position and what concerns traders might have about how the new debt issuance will be funded.

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Richard de Chazal, CFA is a London-based macroeconomist covering the U.S. economy and financial markets.

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