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12 Sept 2016 (AFR,Bloomberg) – Investors startled by drastic yield plunge – Bond Traders Unnerved by Surprise Selloff Ahead of Pivotal Week

(12 September 2016, AFR, p18, ,

‘Government debt from the U.S. to Germany to Japan plunged this week, shattering a calm that pervaded bond markets for months, as concern escalates that central bankers globally are reconsidering the efficacy of extending monetary stimulus that’s driven yields to record lows. Longer-dated securities, which have been outperforming in recent months, led losses, with 30-year Treasuries recording their biggest two-day selloff in more than a year. ECB President Mario Draghi said Thursday that officials didn’t discuss an extension to the institution’s bond-purchase plan, disappointing investors who had been speculating that more stimulus was imminent. In July, Bank of Japan…’

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