Fitch: $10 trillion of negative interest rate government bonds out there!

That’s a lot of bonds with less than no return

 

Almost $10tn of negative yielding government bonds are costing investors about $24bn annually, according to calculations by Fitch, posing challenges to long-term investors that rely on sovereign debt as a bedrock of their portfolios.

[Pension deficits are] a ticking time bomb. Unfortunately, it is one that will explode slowly so it never creates the feeling of a crisis

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