Negative-yield debt pile just hit another record high

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By Cormac Mullen and John Ainger
Bloomberg News
Thursday, November 5, 2020

The world's stockpile of negative-yielding debt has swelled to a record in the wake of the U.S. election, as investors lower expectations for a fiscal splurge and turn their focus back to monetary support.

The market value of the Bloomberg Barclays Global Negative Yielding Debt Index rose to $17.05 trillion on Thursday, the highest level ever recorded and narrowly eclipsing the $17.04 trillion it reached in August 2019.

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Almost $600 billion of bonds have seen their yields turn negative this week, meaning 26% of the world's investment-grade debt is now sub-zero.

Thanks to the slew of global issuance in 2020 as governments and companies wrestle with the impact of the coronavirus, that remains below the 30% peak reached last year. ...

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