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Time for bond market to put down bets on Fed taper

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It's time for bond traders to place their bets on whether the Fed is ready to begin tapering its bond buying program.

The auction of $21 billion in reopened 10-year Treasury notes at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday could provide an indication of where market expectations line up on the Fed's timing.

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Since Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, the chances for a tapering in December have increased in the eyes of traders, though many Fed watchers still see March as more likely and January as a possibility.