March 23, 2010 Reading Time: < 1 minute

“The bond market is saying that it’s safer to lend to Warren Buffett than Barack Obama.

Two-year notes sold by the billionaire’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in February yield 3.5 basis points less than Treasuries of similar maturity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Procter & Gamble Co., Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s Cos. debt also traded at lower yields in recent weeks, a situation former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. chief fixed-income strategist Jack Malvey calls an ‘exceedingly rare’ event in the history of the bond market.” Read more.

“Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating”
Daniel Kruger and Bryan Keogh
Bloomberg, March 22, 2010.

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