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Turning Japanese

The Japanese are still recovering from the bursting of their stock and real estate bubble in the 1990s. Indeed, the Nikkei closed at 11,750 today which is well below its peak near 40,000.

Due to lingering economic weakness, the yield on Japanese government bonds has been kept very low for many years.

But today our Japanese friends are earning a king's ransom on their government bonds compared to U.S. investors. Currently, 3-month U.S. paper pays 0.07% and 3-month Japanese paper pays 0.64%.

Are American markets turning Japanese?

Government Bond Yields
Maturity    U.S.  Japan
=========  =====  =====
3-Month	   0.07%  0.64%	
6-Month	   0.81%  0.59%	
1-Year	   1.44%  0.58%
2-Year	   1.64%  0.74%
3-Year	   1.91%  0.87%
5-Year	   2.52%  1.08%	
10-Year	   3.41%  1.50%
30-Year	   4.07%  2.26%
		 	
Source Bloomberg.com, September 17, 2008

09/17/2008   7:00 PM EST   Permlink   save & shareBonds



 
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