30.06.2016

Fitch: Brexit Vote Pushes Negative-Yielding Debt to $11.7 Trn

The investors race to be considered safe havens in times of uncertainty has increased the amount of sovereign bonds in circulation worldwide at negative yields. According to Fitch Ratings, until last Monday the total stood at 11.7 trillion dollars, an increase of 12.5% ​​compared to the end of May. According to the rating agency, the thing to note is that investors are willing to hold them in the portfolio for a longer period.


"Concerns about the global growth outlook, fueled further by Brexit, continue to support the demand for higher quality sovereign bonds in June," it said in the Fitch notes that "the widespread adoption of unconventional monetary policies, including programs on bonds and negative deposit rates (of money parked by lenders in the coffers of the respective central banks, as happens with the ECB, the Bank of Japan and the institute of Sweden) large-scale buying pushed the sharp increase year debt with negative returns. "

Japan is the country that leads the special classification with securities with negative returns for 7.9 trillion dollars, about two-thirds of the global total and 18% monthly increase. In Germany and France, the value is one million each.


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