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Why we aren’t too worried about rising bond yields

The market was spooked by the recent rise in bond yields as data implied that US interest rates could rise at a faster pace than expected. We expect a positive repricing of bonds.

Jeremy Spain - Bond Team analyst

by
Jeremy Spain

in Features

19.02.2018

The recent move higher in global bond yields has to be viewed in the context that last year was probably the least volatile for financial markets for some time. All-time, or multi-year, lows were reached on a number of measures of volatility across many asset classes. Firm global growth, accommodative central bank policy and benign inflation all contributed to this environment of low volatility.  However, this year central banks are expected to be tightening monetary policy which, in turn, is expected to lead to an uptick in market volatility.

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