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The Potential for 100-Year US Government Debt

Immediately after assuming his post as Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin began to discuss with his staff the prospect of issuing 50 and 100-year government bonds. This would mark a historic shift for the $14 trillion market, which has been resistant … Continue reading

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France’s Presidential Election hit French Bonds

Investors’ speculations on the outcome of the upcoming French presidential election is causing volatility in the European bond markets. On Monday, a poll showing Marine Le Pen in the lead for April’s first round caused yields on French 10-year bonds … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Issues $17.5bn in Bonds

Saudi Arabia issued $17.5 billion in bonds on Wednesday, making it the largest ever debt sale by an emerging market economy. The goal of this major debt issuance comes in an effort to broaden the Saudi economy and wean off … Continue reading

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Bank of Japan Introduces New Monetary Policy

In an attempt to finally spark inflation in the Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan announced that it will keep the interest rate on its 10-year government bonds at zero through additional monetary policy. However, the central bank also announced … Continue reading

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Eurozone’s Quantitative Easing Plan is Losing its Punch

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently indicated that more stimulus is coming to the Eurozone. This time, however, the Quantitative Easing program will not have as big an impact as when the program was first implemented. At the beginning … Continue reading

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Debt From M&A Transactions Unpopular with Investors

2015 has proven to be a record year thus far for global merger and acquisitions with total deal volume exceeding $4 trillion. Low interest rates and ease of financing have been major catalysts in fueling the frenzy but recently some … Continue reading

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Indian Bonds Gaining Traction

Indian bonds have gained traction over the last week, despite the emerging markets worries. Foreign investors were able to buy $2.5 billion worth of Indian government bonds in just two days. India also allowed foreign investors to buy state development … Continue reading

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