The recent bond market selloff in historical perspective

Long-term Treasury yields have risen sharply in recent months. The yield on the most recently issued ten-year note, for example, rose from 1.63percent on May2 to 2.74percent on July5, reaching its highest level since July2011. Increasing yields result in realized or mark-to-market losses for fixed-income investors. In this post, we put these losses in historical perspective and investigate …

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