The financial world is a scary place. Debt, disinflation and deteriorating growth have plagued investors over the past year, plunging bond yields into negative territory in a number of countries. Perhaps most frighteningly, it is now eight years since the financial crisis and central banks in the developed world continue to employ an ultra-easy monetary policy stance. With government bond marke…Read the article
This week on BVTV Nicolo Carpaneda discusses what’s behind the recent sell-off in government bond yields. He takes a look at some surprising updates from the US and asks the question: who is suffering one of the hardest recessions in history? Nicolo also previews the week ahead in the bond markets. Tune in to find out more. Happy Halloween!
This week on Bond Vigilantes TV:
- Return of the “mega mergers”
- CETA talks at a stand still
- ECB: gone until December
- The week ahead
Tune in for the charts and blogs that are making headlines in bond markets.
Last year we blogged with our key takeaways from the IMF and World Bank meetings and this year is no different. Claudia Calich and I tag-teamed between the Washington based events, participating in the many wide ranging discussions that took place, so we’re doing the same here. Claudia will be providing the emerging market coverage, while I share some insights from developed markets, alongside …Read the article
In this week’s edition:
- Long term UK inflation expectations rising quickly;
- Falling government bond prices – not just a UK story;
- Global credit markets;
- Trump/Clinton and Mexican government bond spreads;
- The week ahead.
Tune in for the charts and articles that are making headlines in bond markets.
In a recent blog post, Ben discussed relative valuation opportunities in the US investment grade (IG) corporate bond market. Today, the long-dated segment of this market looks increasingly attractive given how steep credit spread curves in the US dollar IG space are at the moment.
The chart below shows the credit spread curve, as of 30th September, of US dollar denominated IG-rated non-financia…Read the article
A touch over 60 years ago BBC newsreader, Richard Baker, introduced Britain’s first ever television news bulletin. Richard wasn’t allowed to appear on screen for months, for fear that any inappropriate facial expressions could compromise the truth. Instead, the viewer saw still photos of any events that were deemed news worthy. Of course today BBC News has become a global institution, with news…Watch now
I have been overwhelmed by a sense of déjà vu of late. Talk of rates not rising again this cycle (US), ever again (Europe), or even being cut even further (UK, Japan) prevails. Quantitative easing continues apace and could be set to broaden further, be that in its duration or via the inclusion of new types of assets. Economic growth appears to be stalling, corporate profitability is showing lat…Read the article
Earlier this year we interviewed both Robert Gordon (here) and Martin Ford (here) about their books examining the impact of technology on the modern economy. In the latest of our author interviews I talked to the Economist’s senior editor and economics columnist Ryan Avent about his new book, “The Wealth of Humans”, that develops this same theme. In particular he looks at how we will be able …Read the article