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US/German bond yield spreads last hit these levels almost 30 years ago

“The spread between the 2-year yield on U.S. and German bonds has hit its widest level since March 1989” writes Andrew Harrer for Robust data in the United States has pushed yields higher as investors bet that the Federal Reserve will stay the course to raise rates three times this year.Travis Spence, EMEA Head of Fixed Income Investment Specialists at JPMorgan Asset Management goes further, saying he expect’s the Fed to increase 4 times this year.After the Fed already approved a one-quarter point-hike in March, the market is now pricing in a 95 percent chance of a June increase, 72 percent chance for September.

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