PIMCO Dumps US Bond Holdings
Is this Gross' moment of truth?
March 10, 2011
Pensions and Investments is reporting that PIMCO’s $237 billion Total Return Fund sold all its U.S. government bond holdings last month. The portion of the fund in Treasuries and U.S. government-related paper was at zero as of Feb. 28, from 12% a month before. Mortgage-related holdings, meanwhile, dropped to 34% from 42%, while net cash and equivalents surged to 23% from 5%.
Indeed, PIMCO chief Bill Gross has been calling for a fixed income moment of truth, as US government stimulus begins to recede and we see whether or not their aggressive policies have in fact been successful (or not).