Global government bonds extend rally as recession fears grow

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Global government bonds extend rally as recession fears grow

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June 23, 2022 11:25 AMSwirling concern that Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes will push the US into recession sent investors scurrying for the safety of sovereign debt.

A bond's yield is based on the bond's coupon payments divided by its market price, so as bond prices rise, bond yields fall.

"Markets are now beginning to bet that recessionary risks may actually trump inflation risks and this is driving the drop in front-end yields," said Mr Prashant Newnaha, a rates strategist for TD Securities in Singapore.

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Topics: Cent Recession Week Hikes Rate Yields Bond 10-year Points Basis Bonds

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Published On: 2022-06-23, 11:25:21

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