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Bonds news & analysis

Chart of the Day: The Bund vs The Dax

08 June 2015

To Germany, where the price of government debt has been on a rollercoaster ride.

A rise in May’s headline rate of inflation for the Eurozone to 0.3 per cent sent bond markets on a rollercoaster ride last week, illustrated by a huge sell-off of German bonds. The uptick in consumer prices, coupled with a show of indifference from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, led to a sharp upward swing in 10-year Bund yields, which rose to nearly 1 per cent on Thursday.

Recent bonds news & analysis

  1. Rugby club Wasps issues retail bond

    Rugby club Wasps issues retail bond

    By Alex Newman | 28 April 2015

    First sports team retail bond gives investors exposure to Wasps' growth story.

  2. Intermediate Capital issues another bond

    By Graeme Davies | 26 February 2015

    Coupon is less generous this time

  3. Normalisation is coming so plan ahead

    Normalisation is coming so plan ahead

    By Simon Thompson | 20 February 2015

    The end of QE in the US is impacting financial markets as investors come to terms with a move to normalise interest rates

    'In foreign exchange markets where currency traders make their money by betting on minuscule movements in cross rates, the weakness of the euro has been eye-catching. It is also understandable once you consider the key factor influencing it: a move to normalisation of monetary policy in the US'

  4. Fireworks to set markets alight

    Fireworks to set markets alight

    By Simon Thompson | 19 December 2014

    The launch of full-blown quantitative easing by the European Central Bank has ramifications for a host of financial markets. Expect fireworks in Japan too

    'The ECB governing council will reassess its stimulus measures, the size of its balance sheet and outlook for inflation, taking into account falling oil prices "early next year", which is interpreted by some market observers as a clear signal that Mr Draghi is lining up his cannons ready to fire a large barrage of sovereign quantitative easing'

  5. Golden game changers

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    By Simon Thompson | 14 November 2014

    Two major events take place in Europe later this month, both of which could have a transformational impact on financial markets.

    'Ultimately, the people of Switzerland will decide on their own fate, but a yes vote will have major implications way beyond the few million casting their vote. That's something well worth being prepared for.'

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