140 days ago • Posted by William Ramstein

Capital Markets Outlook

''More directly impacted by the trade news, yields on European government bonds also climbed, with the 10-year German bond yield rising to minus 0.541% from minus 0.589% and the 10-year U.K. yield jumping to 0.285% from 0.186%. In volatile trading, the British pound was recently up around 1.2% against the dollar at $1.3521. Investors tend to sell government bonds when they are feeling better about the economic outlook, partly because faster growth can lead to a higher rate of inflation and less accommodative monetary policy from central banks. A stronger economy also encourages risk-taking, reducing the need to hold ultrasafe but low-yielding government debt.'' says Sam Goldfarb at WSJ

Yields go north