7. As asset maturities get shorter, the noise trader risk is diminished. This means that we can rely more on the prices of short term treasuries when formulating public policy. Temporary tax cuts are a no-brainer, while it is much harder to reliably measure the NPV of infrastructure investments with long payback periods.
8. The most important noise trader in the interest rate markets is China. Authorities are pushing for a much higher level of the savings than can be justified by the preferences of the Chinese people.
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