Nobody wants U.S. Treasury bonds

Once a symbol of America’s economic might and accepted as a global coin of the realm, they have fallen badly out of favor, with serious consequences for taxpayers, investors, and financial markets.

  • Elementary economic forces — too much supply and not enough demand — have collided to create the worst stretch for U.S. government bonds since the Civil War.

The result: Investors are demanding the steepest yields since 2007.

  • The longest-dated Treasury bonds are in a bear market worse than the dot-com bust and almost as bad as 2008.

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