After peak negative-yield-absurdity in August, bond prices fell – the “bond bloodbath” – and the mountain of bonds with negative yields has plunged by $5 Trillion, or by 30%, despite rate cuts.
They undermine banks. To dodge the fallout, banks chase yield, buying stuff like CLOs, instead of lending. When loans go bad, banks may “evergreen” them.
The Fed has different priorities than the ECB, the Bank of Japan, the Swiss National Bank, et al.
The 10-year Treasury yield rips. Unstoppable negative yields become stoppable.
How to make a mess in the era of low demand.
Now they’re clamoring for this NIRP absurdity in the US. How will this end?
Now they’re clamoring for the NIRP absurdity in the US. How will this end?
12 countries with negative 10-year yields. A race to hell.
Spain’s Big Five banks (already down from the Big Six) could soon be four.
NIRP is systematically rotting out basic brain functionality.