What would have happened if the
had raised 50 basis points? Would the
have gone up 200 points?
Matt "Bonds are for Bail" Jacobs
got this one right. The 25-year-olds rule. All the old-timers were busy worrying about what bank might have gotten some call from what Fed branch and "Bonds are for Bail" used the weakness to build positions in
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"Bonds are for Bail" Jacobs caught me at one point obsessing about the 10 year and told me I'd probably be retired in 10 years, so what was the problem.
Glad I didn't obsess about the 30 year. Who knows what he would have said?
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