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Gartman ‘Aggressively Bearish’ on Bonds

The action in U.S. Treasury bonds has made a bear out of Dennis Gartman, the editor of The Gartman Letter said Thursday.

"I think that we're actually seeing a very important turn in the long end of the curve," he said on CNBC's "Fast Money," adding that he was now "aggressively bearish."

Gartman noted that bond futures had made a high 14 months ago in the autumn of 2011.

"I think we're now seeing the end of that bull market," he said. "So, I'm short the long bond, I'm long the 10-year note. I'm short the knob spread, as we call it, and I think I'm going to be that way for a long period of time."

Gartman said that the fact that bonds broke on what should've been positive news from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was the "kiss of death."

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"The ancillary effect is a widening yield curve is always good for the banking industry," he said. "As I like to say, a positively yield curve makes geniuses out of otherwise bank idiots. Nothing better than being able to borrow short and lend long. In the long run, that's a very good thing for the banks."

But Gartman also warned against it being a bull signal for banks.

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"I don't think one goes out and buys banking shares at this point after a sustained bull market that we've had in equities just because the long end of the curve is starting to show higher yields and the middle of the curve is starting to show some strength relative to the long end," he said. "But if you're a bank, if you're a bank manager you welcome a positively sloped, or a more positively sloped curve, and I think that's what you're going to get."

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