BVTV: 2018 – the year of the bond bear market?

Mario Eisenegger   15/01/2018   Comments Off on BVTV: 2018 – the year of the bond bear market?

After such a good run for credit spreads in 2017, and a more challenging start to the New Year for government bonds in particular, are we right to be more cautious about prospects for markets in 2018? Fund manager Wolfgang Bauer joins me to discuss what’s behind the recent sell-off in bunds and Treasuries, and what we can read into primary market activity so far in January.

Plus, will the ECB still be buying bonds by the end of 2018 and – perhaps even more importantly – will Germany win football’s World Cup? Watch our first episode of the year for Wolfgang’s predictions.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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About the author, Mario Eisenegger

Years in the bond markets:
2
Specialist subjects:
Economics and corporate bonds
Likes:
Handball, Oasis, FC Basel
Heroes:
Roger Federer, Quentin Tarantino, Spider-Man