Hedge Funds Boost 10-Year Treasuries

Mar 18 2013 | 2:06pm ET

Hedge funds are apparently not as sanguine about the U.S. economic recovery as some.

The industry is more bullish on 10-year U.S. Treasuries now than at any time since 2007. Leveraged holdings of Treasury futures jumped to $56.2 billion in the week ended March 5, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said, a sharp turnaround from just eight months ago, when hedge funds as a whole were bearish on Treasuries.

The bet on 10-year notes does not appear to be a bet that the U.S. economy is about to hit the skids. Rather, hedge funds are betting that the Federal Reserve will continue its bond-buying program, making Treasuries a good bet in and of themselves.


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