On the dates of 9/12/12 and 9/13/12, several important events from the perspective of bonds will occur. The list of these is as follows:
9/12/12 6:00am German Court Ruling on ESM
9/12/12 9:15am Washington, DC FOMC Begins Two Day Policy Meeting
9/13/12 12:30pm FOMC Policy Directive (September Statement)
9/13/12 2:00pm FOMC Economic Projections Following Sepember Statement
9/13/12 2:15pm Ben Bernanke To Hold Press Conference Following September FOMC statement
This comes from a larger list of events for dates before and after this period, given here:
Some time back, I did an analysis of the 5 year T-Bill yields, looking for a bottom. I found a tentative date of 9/21/12.
That link is here:
That chart and info are a few pages into that link above.
Now that we're getting close to that time period, I've done a quick chart of Node concentrations in the near future, to possibly fine tune this analysis.
That produces this:
There's a minor concentration coming up after Labor Day, as you can see, but a very significant cluster on 9/12/12. My original 9/21/12 date shows as a lone vertical orange dashed line just after the 9/12/12 cluster.
Probably the real kicker is the German vote on the ESM. Could make or break the Euro in one fell swoop.
So, the day after the 9/11 anniversary, is a date to watch.