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Government bonds are debt securities that nation states issue in financial markets in order to finance some of their activities and services. An interest rate is applied to the securities and depends on the term of the loan, but also on the economic stability of the country that issues it. The “spread” is the difference in returns between the interest rates on government bonds from different countries. Follow me


What scenario for government bonds (and bonds) between now and the end of the year?

Gov. bonds and Spread

On 6 June, the ECB cut interest rates by 0.25%: the deposit rate therefore fell from 4% to 3.75%. Also in light of inflation and the current economic scenario, what are the prospects for the European bond market? The consequences of the European elections in France The results of the European elections had important national consequences, especially in France, where new elections have been called. In this regard, in an article by Sandra Riccio that appeared in 'La Stampa', one can read ...

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Rate cut coming: last bargains in the government bond market?

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Markets await the decision of the European Central Bank, which is expected to cut interest rates in tomorrow's session. Some commentators wonder whether there are opportunities in the bond market for investors ahead of this deadline. Inflation rises slightly in Europe, but rate cut remains likely The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to cut interest rates by 25 basis points tomorrow (6 June). The latest inflation data showed an increase from 2.4 per cent in April to 2.6 per cent in May ...

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Bond rates sink US stock markets

Gov. bonds and Spread

US government bond yields are rising, and with them interest on the credit market; meanwhile, stock market growth seems to be slowing down. Stock markets in the red and T-Bond yields on the rise In the last week (22-29 May), of the three major US indices, two, the S&P 500 and the Jones Industrial Average, were down, -1% and -3.6% respectively (major European and Asian stock market indices were also under pressure). Meanwhile, the yields on ten-year US government bonds rose from 4.54% to 4. ...

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Inflation pushes Treasury yields higher (and more)

Gov. bonds and Spread

Inflation and economic data make a very short-term cut in US interest rates increasingly unlikely. What are the implications for markets? The prospect of an imminent rate cut is diminishing The likelihood of a near-term interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve is diminishing. Chairman Jerome Powell has said that the economy and labour market are showing solid data, but that the 2% inflation target is still some way off. As a result, the interest rate range will remain at the current level of b ...

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Persistently high interest rates weigh on bond markets

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Falling government bond prices and rising yields: what is happening in the bond market today? Falling government bond prices and rising yields The fact that central banks are likely to make their first interest rate cut in June seems to have had an impact on the bond market. As Vito Lops points out in 'Sole 24 Ore', bond yields have risen again. On the one hand, this means that the downward trend in yields has been interrupted and, on the other, there has been a downward correction in ...

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Indian bonds in global indices: another opportunity for investors?

Gov. bonds and Spread

India's economy seems to be on an upward trajectory: GDP is growing, as is the Nifty 50 stock market index, and the Indian Mutual Fund Association is reporting billions of dollars of inflows every month. More good news now comes from the government bond market. Indian government bonds to be included in two major global bond indices Indian government bonds will be included in two major bond indices: the JPMorgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) from June and Bloomberg's E ...

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German government bonds increasingly in demand: is it worth investing in them?

Gov. bonds and Spread

Interest in German government bonds is growing. But who is interested in them and what are their current strengths? Growing demand for German government bonds The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports on some interesting data provided by the German Finance Agency and comments on it by Managing Director Tammo Diemer: In the last 29 government bond auctions, the supply of debt exceeded the actual allocation by an average of 1.77 times. In 2023, however, this figure will fall to 1.5: a cle ...

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Looking for yields on German, US, Italian and Spanish government bonds

Gov. bonds and Spread

Many investors are looking to government bonds with the prospect of lower interest rates on the one hand and lower inflation on the other. Rising interest rates and the bond market European and US government bonds are currently attracting some attention from investors for at least two reasons. The first is that, on average, they are traditionally a safe investment because they are guaranteed by the issuing governments. The second is related to the recent rise in interest rates, which has incre ...

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What are the best strategies for investing in the government bond market?

Gov. bonds and Spread

The prospect of central bank easing raises some questions about possible strategies in the government bond market. The outlook for central bank monetary policy In the context of bond investments, including government bonds, one of the most important factors considered by investors (especially today) is the interest rates set by central banks (not forgetting the effects of duration and modified duration). Some of the world's major central banks are expected to cut rates this year: the Europ ...

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