Tag Archives: Government Bonds

Are sovereign bond-backed securities the key to financial stability within the Eurozone?

Bond Vigilantes 12/03/2018  

Creating a Eurozone-wide safe asset and thus diversifying sovereign risk within the currency union without the need for sovereign debt mutualisation – sounds like having your cake and eating it,… Read more »

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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Floating rate versus fixed rate high yield bonds.

Bond Vigilantes 19/12/2017  

What are the breakeven scenarios for the next 12 months?
Short term US dollar interest rates continue their march higher… Read more »

What do global government bond indices look like in a QE adjusted world?

Bond Vigilantes 12/12/2017  

Richard recently wrote about how government bond indices should be adjusted to account for quantitative easing (QE) purchases, thereby better reflecting the actual availability of investments in the market. A… Read more »

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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A pretty good indicator of USD/EUR exchange rate movements

Bond Vigilantes 06/12/2017  

After four calendar years of price appreciation, it looks like the US dollar will end 2017 deeply in negative territory. The dollar has fallen by almost 12% this year versus… Read more »

Cracks in the reflation trade

Bond Vigilantes 06/04/2017  

It is hard to remember a time when there was so much disagreement around the outlook for corporate bond markets and risk assets. Some investors remain sceptical about the underlying… Read more »

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Eurobonds: one bond to fund them all

Bond Vigilantes 04/04/2017  

The German federal election in September still seems far away. However, for the first time in years, it appears possible that Angela Merkel could actually lose the election. Martin Schulz,… Read more »

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A wrap up of 2016 bond and currency market performance

Bond Vigilantes 09/01/2017  

Turning back the clock to the first week of 2016, fears of a Chinese slowdown and the Federal Reserve beginning to normalise rates hit stock markets hard. By Valentine’s Day… Read more »