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Why a Surge in U.S. Hiring Could Be Scary

Reuters (06/02/13) Jason Lange

Experts say that if the next U.S. jobs report shows a significant gain in employment in May, bond investors could bid interest rates higher in response to the likely end of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program. There are concerns that higher interest rates would put a damper on economic recovery. However, Evariste Lefeuvre, an economist at Natixis, believes the bond market putting upward pressure on rates could be good news, signaling the shift from an economy dependent on Fed support to a healthy economy that no longer needs such support.