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BOND RATES MAY 01 2013

           TSX +143.83 to 12345.50   

           DOW +21.05 to 14839.80

           Dollar +0.43 to 99.29

           Oil -1.42  to 92.99

           Gold -1.80 to 1471.80

 

*these numbers have been taken from  www.tmxmoney.com  at 8:05 AM EST

 

Canadian 5 year bond yields markets +0.01 to 1.17 The spread  is WITHIN the comfort zone at 2.02  http://www.investing.com/rates-bonds/canada-5-year-bond-yield

 

The rate of return on your bond, can be read through a yield curve, If the increase in bond yield continues to go up, the spread will continue to shrink and this could be a trigger for interest rates to rise.  The comfort zone is between 1.90 and 2.10.