Global bond market review: Corporate defaults on the rise
Investors’ attention shifted from safe havens to riskier assets during November.
15th Dec 2020
Global bond market review: Global bonds in demand
Global bonds had a choppy October as expectations of fresh Covid-19 relief funding in the US were dashed by deadlock between the Republican and Democratic parties. Investor sentiment was further desta...
11th Nov 2020
Global bond market review: US politics dominate sentiment
US government bond yields were boosted during September by hopes that fresh fiscal stimulus might be introduced. However, by the end of the month, a deal had not been agreed between Republicans and De...
14th Oct 2020
Global bond market review: The Fed’s new approach
The US dollar weakened against the pound and the euro as Fed Chair Jerome Powell announced a new inflation strategy.
17th Sep 2020
Global bond market review: Central banks go further
New quantitative easing measures are forecast to reach 20% of GDP in the US, 9% in the UK, and over 7% in the eurozone, according to credit ratings agency Fitch, which reported that macro policy easin...
4th Aug 2020
US Treasury bond yields rose during May: government spending continued to rise and central bank policy showed signs of shifting as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell emphasised that the Fed would tak...
10th Jun 2020
Global bond market review: A bleak outlook
Although equity markets recovered to some extent during April, investors’ appetite for risk remained weak. Bond yields picked up towards the beginning of the month amid cautious optimism.
19th May 2020
Global bond market review: Bond yields fall to new lows
Having fallen steeply during February, global bond yields continued their decline in March.
17th Apr 2020
Global bond market review: Bond yields hit record lows
Global bond yields extended their January declines into February as investors became increasingly worried about the potential economic impact and human cost of the coronavirus.
5th Mar 2020
Global bond market review: Seeking safe havens
Global bond yields declined during January as investors sought safe havens against a backdrop of rising worry over the Coronavirus.
13th Feb 2020
Global bond market review: Investors eye riskier assets in December
A mood of tentative optimism blunted the attractions of government bonds during December.
15th Jan 2020
Global bond market review: Fed cuts rates once again
Following a raft of interest-rate cuts in the third quarter of 2019, the loosening monetary trend continued into the fourth quarter as central banks reduced their key rates.
7th Nov 2019
Global bond market review: Further monetary easing in September
Following interest-rate cuts in India, Thailand and New Zealand in August, central banks in Russia and Brazil cut their key interest rates during September.
15th Oct 2019
Global bond market review: Central banks around the world cut rates
Investors saw a raft of interest-rate cuts during July, as central banks sought to address slowing economic growth and subdued inflationary pressures.
19th Aug 2019
Global bond market review: Central banks start to ease
Bond yields continued their decline into June: prices rose as several central banks loosened their monetary policy stance.
10th Jul 2019
Global bond market review: Trade conflicts driven down yields
Bond yields fell during May as the trade conflict between the US and China took an unexpected turn.
12th Jun 2019
Global bond market review: Europe weakens
Demand for government bonds generally rose during April against a backdrop of intensifying concerns over the global economic outlook.
14th May 2019
Global bond market review: Italian bond yields rise
Government bond yields in Italy rose sharply during February as a decline in confidence pushed up borrowing costs. Sentiment was knocked by a combination of factors...
7th Mar 2019
Global bond market review: Brexit sentiment drives European bond yields
European government bond yields rose sharply in November on the news that the UK and EU had finally managed to thrash out a Brexit deal.
7th Dec 2018
Global bond market review: A choppy month for bond investors
A turbulent October sent investors scrambling for the perceived safety of “haven” assets such as the Japanese yen, US Treasury bonds, and gold.
9th Nov 2018
Fed tightens rates
US Treasury bond yields increased as investors awaited the next development in the trade war between the US and China. The yield on the ten-year Treasury bond rose as high as 3.1%, b...
5th Oct 2018
US yield curve flattens
As the US yield curve has continued to flatten, some officials at the Federal Reserve (Fed) are monitoring its trajectory for evidence of economic downturn. In the past, narrowing sprea...
5th Sep 2018
Global bond market review: Trade fears stoke bond yields
Global bond yields generally rose during July as escalating trade tensions undermined investors’ confidence. Nevertheless, despite concerns over the possible impact of the deepening trade wars, Federa...
14th Aug 2018
Global bond market review: Rising demand for “safe havens”
Demand for investments perceived to be “safe havens” – such as US Treasury Bonds, the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc – was boosted during the month by concerns o...
16th Jul 2018
Global bond market review: 10-year Treasury bond yields breach 3%
The ten-year US Treasury Bond yield rose above 3% for the first time since 2011 during April, stoked by mounting concerns over the outlook for inflation. The price of oil continued to cl...
22nd May 2018
Global bond market review: High demand for safe-haven assets
Government bond prices generally rose in March as investors faced the possibility of a trade war.
17th Apr 2018
Global bond yields rise sharply in January
Bond yields generally rose sharply in January as investors moved away from global fixed income, triggering speculation over the possibility of a bear market for bonds.
14th Feb 2018
Global bond market review: Strong demand for highly rated government bonds
Investors’ appetite for “safe haven” assets rose during August against an increasingly unsettled global backdrop.
28th Sep 2017
Global bond market review: Bond and currency markets remain under pressure
Despite a backdrop of persistently low inflation, speculation over the likelihood of tighter monetary policy continued to put pressure on global bond and currency markets during July.
14th Aug 2017
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