Bond Yields Are Headed Near 4%, Says Ex-Goldman Sachs Chief Economist

Bond yields

According to Goldman Sachs’s former chief economist Jim O’Neill, Bond yields are headed near 4% and not even Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can stop the “inevitable shock” that’s coming.

O’Neill was writing an op/ed column for Bloomberg on Wednesday, entitled, “Can Bernanke avoid a meltdown in the bond market?”

He continues:

“The past few weeks have given us a hint of what might happen when the Federal Reserve starts to reverse its super-easy monetary policy. Expect turbulence in financial markets, especially for assets that have moved far above normal or reasonable valuations,”.

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