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12 Sept 2016 (AFR) – The era of sub-zero bond yields could be sputtering to an end

(12 September 2016, AFR, p11, by John Authers)

‘Summer is over. It is time, with a heavy heart, to return to the questions that have dogged the markets for years. Have bond yields at last hit bottom? Are they about to rise? This is not a new question. Bond yields appeared to make a decisive upward turn as long ago as the summer of 2007. Then, 10-year Treasury yields of more than 5 per cent scared investors to look critically at the overpriced credit they had bought, and precipitated a credit crisis. Bond yields fell again. Last week has seen a similar sharp uptick, from a far lower base. In Germany on Friday, Bund yields were…’

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