Monday, August 16, 2010

How Well Have Treasuries Perfomed?

Despite starting the year yielding little (3.84% for the 10 year and 4.66% for the 30 year), the chart below shows how well Treasuries have performed year to date. More specifically, what is shown is the current yield curve (in blue) and year to date returns of the various points of the yield curve (in red).

Going forward? As we know, yield wins in the long run.

Source: Barclays Capital