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Jeroen Blokland
Italian Troubles By Jeroen Blokland - Aug 09, 2019

It looks like Italy’s awkward coalition will come to an end soon. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who has been advancing strongly in the polls in recent months, is aiming for...

Jeroen Blokland
Oops, He Did It Again! By Jeroen Blokland - Aug 05, 2019

Trade talks between China and the US are scheduled to resume later this month, but that didn’t prevent President Trump from announcing a 10% tariff on a further USD 300 billion in Chinese...

Jeroen Blokland
Italy - Sheer Interest Rate Magic By Jeroen Blokland - Jul 19, 2019

Italy's 10-Year bond yield has dropped more than two percentage points in less than nine months. In October of last year, the Italian bond yield reached 3.69%; now it’s down to 1.54%. This has...

Peter Rosenstreich
Lagarde’s 'Whatever It Takes' ECB By Peter Rosenstreich - Jul 04, 2019

Unorthodox monetary policy since the post-financial crisis has always generated controversy. To ensure economic and financial stability during the financial crisis central banks expanded their tools...

Fawad Razaqzada
How Low Can Yields Go? By Fawad Razaqzada - Jul 03, 2019

Well, very low if the trend of disappointing macro data continues… As bond prices rise and yields fall, yield-seeking investors’ default position is to continue favouring equities over...

Jeroen Blokland
Searching For Yield By Jeroen Blokland - Jun 27, 2019

The average yield on Eurozone investment grade credits has fallen to just 0.55%. This is mostly because of record-low bond yields on government bonds, but spreads are also pretty tight. Surely, a new...

Jeroen Blokland
10-Year U.S. Treasury Yield Below 2% By Jeroen Blokland - Jun 20, 2019

The 10-Year US Treasury yield has fallen below the 2% threshold, following yesterday’s FOMC meeting. Eight out of the 17 policymakers signalled lower Fed rates this year, with seven expecting at...

Jeroen Blokland
Greek Magic By Jeroen Blokland - Jun 03, 2019

The yield on Greek 10-Year government bonds has fallen below 3% for the first time ever. Admittedly, the improved health of the Greek economy – year-on-year GDP growth is up in seven consecutive...

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