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Art Cashin: Fed Statement Key To Bonds

Will the markets rebound this week? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS offered his insights Wednesday.

"I think the market is going to struggle a little bit," said Cashin. "I think the wording of the Fed statement in the middle of the week is key. Can they take care of the 'bond vigilantes' and start to bring mortgage rates back down?"

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"Bernanke speaks on Thursday [to Congress] and he's supposed to speak on the Merrill Lynch, Bank of America deal," Cashin said. "But if the market takes the Fed statement (from Wednesday) wrong, he'll have to address that."

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When asked about the $104 billion in new notes being auctioned this week and if there could be  shift in the bond market, Cashin said: "I worry about the dollar and bonds," Cashin said. "Like in an old cowboy movie when you are driving a herd, it can turn into a stampede. So if the weakness in bonds continues, it could get a bit ugly."

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