QE and the bond bubble
Debunking Economics - the podcastApril 05, 2023x
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QE and the bond bubble

Silicon Valley Bank collapsed last month because there was a run on the bank and they didn’t have the assets to cover their customers deposits. They were trading insolvent, in other words, even though they had switched the money deposited into US Treasuries, supposedly the safest investment on earth. But they bought before the price of Treasuries came crashing down, as bond yields went up. This week Phil asks Steve if bonds now behave just like shares, and how much of the recent volatility is the result of QE by central banks?

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