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European Bond Market Revolt: Week Ahead

European Bond Market Revolt: Week Ahead

5 Years ago | May 10, 2015 00:00:00

By John M. Bland


Extreme Volatility in 10-yr Bund
The past week saw what appeared to be a revolt in European bond markets to the Quantitative Ease program (QE) program in the Eurozone. I do not know specifically what triggered it, but a short squeeze in the bund market developed that spilled over into global bond markets, which have become tightly interconnected. Even though the European Central Bank is in the midst of executing an aggressive policy of government bond purchases to drive interest rates lower. The 10-yr German bond yield rose from 0.04% three weeks ago to a peak of nearly 0.80% early on Thur

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