Gov't Bond Yields & Bank Stocks

TVC:CA10Y   Canadian Government Bonds 10 YR Yield
Following government bond yields can be crucial to understanding the underlying price action of banks stocks. Take this example of Canadian bonds and stocks. We can clearly see how, following a steady expansion in yields of various maturities, a trend break where bonds suddenly appreciated (yields go down when bond prices go up) the results were a change in trend for the bank stock (in this case CIBC). The inversion of the 3 month and 10 month yields resulted in a trend change confirmation on the smaller timeframes. This is not just a coincidence: bank business models are heavily influenced by their central bank regulator.

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