SIFMA has an excellent chart documenting the explosion of debt issuance since 1998 that amped-up with The Fed’s intervention in 2008.
Despite the massive growth of long-term debt (with correspond high duration risk), the interest rate volatility cube is showing calm seas … except at the short-end of matures .. and now the long-end is starting to show more volatility.
Is it my imagination, or do those volatility spikes look like shark fins??
The Fed Funds Futures market is showing 1-2 Fed Funds rate cuts for the next two meetings.
And the expected future outcomes are pointing in the downward direction.
Even Austria is showing a steep decline in their 100-year bond yields.
While it is seemingly all quiet on the bonds front, volatility is emerging at both ends of the maturity curve. HEDGE!!!!