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The German Bundt is back above 0.5% this morning, the highest in several years.  The 10 Year Treasury Note is up at 2.61%–should it push above 2.62%, longer-term interest rates stand to see a sizable bump in yield.  Economists have been drawing the line in the sand at 2.62% for quite some time now.  Stocks are under water, so that eases a little pressure off of rising interest rates this morning.  As a bit of a tangent from yesterday, Apple laid out a plan today to bring $350B into the U.S. economy as a result of the new tax code–so that seems like a plus. Given the growth we are experiencing, we’ll see how well that line holds up.