From the Desk of Ian Culley @IanCulley
I thought it was time to bring these beaten-down assets back into the fold as US Treasuries printed fresh six-month highs.
But I was wrong.
Fast-forward to today, and the downtrend for bonds remains intact.
And those false breakouts last spring have led to fresh breakdowns as we head into the fall.
The 10- and 30-year futures are flashing sell signals as they undercut their respective March pivot lows.
Now, the shorter end of the curve is doing the same.
Here’s the two-year Treasury note completing a bearish continuation pattern:
The momentum profile alone reveals sellers control this market with two oversold readings since May. I imagine we’ll witness a third on a valid breakdown below 101’09.
That’s my level – the March pivot low.
The two-year is a short on a decisive close below the former low with a measured target at approximately 98’25.
You certainly don’t have to take this trade.
If shorting bonds doesn’t work for you, just don’t take the trade.
But I don’t understand the urge to buy Treasuries down here.
Whether we’re looking at the 30-, 10-, five-, or two-year bond, I can’t find a single chart I want to buy.
Plus, I’ve tried.
Neither trade worked.
I’m sure buying bonds will eventually make sense.
But now is not that time.
Thanks for reading.
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