Peril In The Markets? Part II

I have included two charts of the Ten-Year Treasury yields below – one daily and one monthly.  The monthly is provided for a longer-term perspective.

I would like to address the daily chart.  It seems odd that in an environment in which

  1. inflation is (purportedly) a growing concern
  2. the economy is supposedly recovering faster than anticipated
  3. Treasury debt auctions have been materially increasing in size

that since roughly early June, the Ten-Year Treasury yield has been decreasing:

EconomicGreenfield TNX Daily 9-14-09

Ten-Year Treasury Yield Daily 1-Year Chart

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EconomicGreenfield TNX Monthly 9-14-09

Ten-Year Treasury Yield Monthly Chart

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Additionally, is it not odd, on an “all things considered” basis, that the Japanese Yen is rising at what appears to be an increasing rate?  This rise commenced in mid-2007, as seen below:

Yen Daily
Yen Daily

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Now on to Part III…

SPX at 1042.73 as this post is written