Bill Ackman: ‘5.5% is appropriate yield for 30-year Treasurys’
Bill Ackman is convinced that long-term Treasury yields could still push a bit further to the upside – possibly to levels last some fifteen years ago.
Ackman expects inflation to remain highCopy link to section
The billionaire investor is convinced that several factors including elevated energy prices will keep inflation well above the Fed’s 2.0% target especially now that the U.S. autoworkers are on strike for a wage increase.
Government deficit and a weaker foreign demand will continue to weigh on the long-term bonds as well, Ackman added. Expectations of one more rate hike by the end of this year also factored into his forecast.
The long-term inflation rate plus the real rate of interest plus term premium suggests that 5.5% is an appropriate yield for 30-year Treasurys.
The 30-year Treasury yield is approaching 4.6% at writing.
Ackman is short on long-term bondsCopy link to section
On X (formerly Twitter) – Ackman also confirmed today that he has turned to swaptions to bet against the long-term bonds.
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