Bond Traders Are Taking Iraq's Turmoil Seriously
While the turmoil in Iraq continues to rise, US equity markets have brushed off most of the geopolitical concerns (more worried about dismal retail sales than the surge in oil prices that is now happening) but bond traders did not wait to sell. Iraq's bond prices have plunged in the last 2 days as concerns that fighting will reach the oil-rich regions of the nation (and thus the money). As Aberdeen Asset Management's Anthony Simond told Bloomberg, "if violence can stay away from the oil region, you'll probably see a rebound in prices; the ability to pay is there... and the willingness to pay for the moment."
Time to buy the dip for all that yield...
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