Why Stock Market Bulls Should Hope Interest Rates Don't Rise

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Submitted by Lance Roberts via STA Wealth Management,


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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:18 | 4716971 Zirpedge
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Savers are terrorists. Interest rates should be negative.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:22 | 4716986 LawsofPhysics
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I was wondering what happened to you Ben.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:29 | 4717002 dryam
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Everyone involved in paper wealth in any way, shape, or form should be worried about rising interest rates.

Rising interest rates equals game-over.  This is why rates will stay low for a lot longer than everyone is predicting.  

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:41 | 4717344 NotApplicable
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Silly people keep identifying a political economy as a market economy for some strange reason.

ZIRP will rule as long as the dollar does.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:01 | 4717666 StacksOnStacks
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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:01 | 4717665 Bernoulli
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But can they really be held low?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:46 | 4717809 tarsubil
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What if the last two stock implosions were to keep interest rates low? Interest rates have to stay down to keep the central masters in power and they make money if stocks go up or down. What if they are getting ready to do it again?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:26 | 4717005 ArkansasAngie
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All them insolvent arsehats will be ... well ... insolvent.



Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:24 | 4716998 The Most Intere...
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Spend your fucking money or hang by your neck at City Hall, your choice!

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:18 | 4716972 Flakmeister
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Rising interest rates would result in a real Great Depression....

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:21 | 4716984 LawsofPhysics
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...and the death of fiat is going to be better?

good luck with that.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:43 | 4717089 Flakmeister
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All paths are fraught with peril...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:49 | 4717112 LawsofPhysics
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oh please let me have just a little bit of peril, there's only 350 of them...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:22 | 4716988 Grande Tetons
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What about falling rates? No Sarc. 

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:37 | 4717060 Unknown Poster
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Rates fell after QE1 & 2 ended.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:44 | 4717352 NotApplicable
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They've gotta flatten out that yield curve some more in order to 'buy' themselves a little more time, I reckon.

Or will they introduce 50 year bonds first????

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:29 | 4717023 ArkansasAngie
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It would indeed ... for some.  All those shats who have borrowed money thinking that inflation was going to save them ... well ... negative net worth is negative net worth.  


Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:40 | 4717333 ejmoosa
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Or rising rates would attract funds that are now sitting idle.  Rates will only rise so far as those dollars satisfy the demand for them.


Those dollars are the market's way of setting the price based on supply and demand.


What good are low rates if there is no demand?  As we can see, there is No good.


For God's sake, can't we get back to letting the market place iron this out for us?  It really did work well, before all the meddlers got involved.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:20 | 4716977 LawsofPhysics
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What garbarge is this? With the oligarchs in most contries doing whatever the fuck the want, the answer to how long this can continue (no rule of law/contracts etc.) is very clear.

It can and will continue until the bread, circuses, and oil can no longer actually be delivered.

Then and only then will things get very fucking real.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:33 | 4717033 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Nuclear powered subs with nuclear tipped MIRv warheads guaranfuckingtees it will continue until theres nothing left.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:36 | 4717782 RaceToTheBottom
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Did you mean Nuclear Powered FED with Nuclear tipped ZIRPs warheads?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:21 | 4716982 rlouis
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Interest rates won't go up until after the great reset - until then, nothing of significance.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:44 | 4717093 Flakmeister
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And after that reset, nobody is going to be caring about interest rates...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:33 | 4716985 Dr. Engali
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Does CNBS really have to push me a push an alert every fucking time somebody signs up for Zerocare? Here is an idea... send me an alert when somebody pays their bill.


BTW... Rates are never going up above 3.5% on the ten year.


Edit: It's been my prediction and I'll reiterate it now, we will see a one handle on the ten year before this is over with.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:34 | 4717043 CrashisOptimistic
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Every Senate Democrat up for election is going to live or die on Obamacare, even though most want to talk about something else. Their strategists have concluded they can't change the subject so their only hope is to persuade the populace that it is a rousing success.

That will be the narrative for the next 6 mos.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:51 | 4717114 LawsofPhysics
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if this is the case it sets all the dems up for that "it's the economy stupid" response by voters...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:47 | 4717377 NotApplicable
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How about a two handle on the thiry?

BTW, I consider those CNBS alerts to be the best infotainment money can't buy. I can't count the number of times I've gotten one about the same time as I see a ZH post on the same subject... with the exact OPPOSITE interpretation.

As always, do it for teh LULZ.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:18 | 4718097 LooseLee
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OK. I'm interested. At 1% on the 10yr, what do the NAS, DOW, S&P, and GOLD trade at? You are implying MASSIVE deflation, you know?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:22 | 4716990 jubber
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forgot to mention the Zillions in debt....

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:26 | 4717008 fonzannoon
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The fed basically owns the long end of the curve. So yields can't explode higher. Everyone figured out last yr that at 3% on the 10yr the EM's started blowing up so that is the redline. so now everyone is piling into bonds. The fed's actually trying to force the long end up (big NFP) to stop everyone from piling in because they know there is a cap...and oh yeah negative gdp....

They need to just set the 10yr at 2.75% and the 30yr at 4% and execute anyone who tries to move it off those targets.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:29 | 4717026 LawsofPhysics
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"They need to just set the 10yr at 2.75% and the 30yr at 4% and execute anyone who tries to move it off those targets." -

Okay, that's funny shit.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:32 | 4717032 Grande Tetons
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He is a desparate man that is about to lose a sandwich. 

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:35 | 4717038 LawsofPhysics
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Very monty-python "ish"...

All liquidity is fungible.  Plenty in the hands of the PDs, and with treasure issuance down (smaller deficit, now matching taper) they have some room to relax for a while.

The real cost of energy over the next year will be what makes things interesting.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:35 | 4717048 fonzannoon
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a virtual sandwich, whatever that is. i'm still torn on this one and would not put a real sandwich on it. There is a chance yellen is holding a flaming bag of shit.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:36 | 4717054 Dr. Engali
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Ooh....ooh... what's the bet? I might want in on the action?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:35 | 4717050 Dr. Engali
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Does he have another bet out there that I don't know about?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:40 | 4717076 Grande Tetons
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NFP miss is the bet. I am on the miss side. 

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:34 | 4717045 pods
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Sounds plausible fonz.

What are your thoughts bout the Mexicans?


Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:47 | 4717086 fonzannoon
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"Leo the fart was a good man...a flatulent man"

(my favorite arnold quote)

the mexicans are a fine people pods. good hardworking people, family people. but would they not be better off being used as speed bumps? that is the question we all need to be asking.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:38 | 4717063 CrashisOptimistic
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I'd say no.

Way too many member banks pressuring their local Fed governor to avoid killing housing.  Personally I can't think a few bps on the mortgage matters, but by now they are desperate and will demand the Fed not allow a single uptick in those mortgage rates.

So it's hard to rationalize a managed level higher by any amount at all.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:44 | 4717094 The Most Intere...
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I thought Belgium owned the long end???

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 19:20 | 4718111 LooseLee
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You have just defined a 'COMMUNIST' organization, you know?

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:26 | 4717009 vote_libertaria...
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"if interest rates are a reflection of economic growth, inflation and wages, as the first chart above suggests, then rates are likely "fairly valued.""


The big friggin other driver of interest rates is the supply/demand equilibrium.  As the Treasury has ramped up supply over the past 5 years it was equaled (exceeded?) by the demand from the Fed.  When the Fed pulls away their portion of the demand prices will drop.  Bonds will drop like a rock because there is no replacement for $100B per MONTH.


Except for Belgium of course...

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:30 | 4717029 TheRideNeverEnds
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Well interest rates are falling like a rock from the sky and the markets are milling about at all time highs.  The sum is super bullish; new highs are a given, dramatically higher highs at that.  There is no question that this market is going higher, none.  

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:33 | 4717037 useless_fact
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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:35 | 4717051 AvoidingTaxation
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Just fix BY LAW an interest rate at 2% on the 30y bonds.

So easy.

FEMA camp for the dissenters.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:39 | 4717070 CrashisOptimistic
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Not inconceivable.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:41 | 4717080 buzzsaw99
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they don't need a law they have the fed

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:49 | 4717387 NotApplicable
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Mandates, bitchez!

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:08 | 4717163 pitz
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You know how many billions, if not trillions of $$ that would basically be handing the pension funds, for doing nothing of value? 

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