What Do 2014 Winners Say About 2015?


What Do 2014 Winners Say About 2015?

A Seeking Alpha Contribution


  • The yield curve flattened in 2014 as short-term rates increased and long-term rates declined.
  • Utilities benefited from lower long-term rates and is set to finish the year as the best performing sector.
  • The U.S. dollar rally in 2014 looks like the early stage of a much larger rally.

One of the biggest trends in 2014, for both length of time and the size of the move, was the bull market in long-term government bonds. The 30-year U.S. Treasury bond will finish the year near its highest level in decades. The 10-year treasury yield of nearly 2.2 percent is off the lows set in 2012, but near the levels reached at the depth of the 2008 financial crisis. There may even be room to move lower because that yield looks plentiful next to German and Japanese 10-year government bonds, which yield a paltry 0.55 percent and 0.33 percent, respectively… To Continue Reading Please, Click Here.

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