- PIMCO co-founder Bill Gross told Bloomberg he’s short US Treasurys and expects inflation to rise to up to 4%.
- That spike could come in the next few months as nearly $US2 ($3) trillion in fiscal stimulation enters the US.
- Inflation is currently below the 2% level.
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Billionaire “Bond King” Bill Gross told Bloomberg he is short US Treasurys and is expecting inflation to spike up in the US in the near future.
The PIMCO co-founder said in a Bloomberg TV interview he was short US Treasurys heading into the sell-off last week where the 10-year Treasury rose above 1.6% and prices fell. On Wednesday, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit 1.67%, a level not seen since mid-January 2020.
He’s still short Treasurys, and he also expects inflation to rise above the Fed’s target to 3-4% in the next few months as nearly $US2 ($3) trillion in fiscal stimulation enters the market and household income goes “gangbusters.”
“There’s no reason to expect that inflation at least, not necessarily treasuries, but inflation at least will be screaming higher over the next several months and that’s what some investors are anticipating,” Gross said.
He added: “Inflation, you know, currently below 2% now is not going to be below 2% in the next few months. I see a 3% to 4% number ahead of us.”