Sovereign Ratings Map

Sovereign Ratings Map Interesting map of sovereign ratings across the world in July 2019, using Moody’s ratings. Source: Moody’s Sovereign Ratings, Aswath Damodaran

Sovereign Bonds with Negative Yields

Sovereign Bonds with Negative Yields This chart puts things into perspective by showing the share of developed market sovereign bonds with negative yields (1-10 year maturities). Image: Credit Suisse

Demographics Explain Sovereign 30-Year Yields Across Emerging Markets

Demographics Explain Sovereign 30-Year Yields Accross Emerging Markets Another great chart showing that emerging market demographics explain 30-year sovereign bond yields. An R² of 0.80 is quite high and significant. You may also like “U.S. Population Growth vs. U.S. 10-Year Treasury Bond Yield.” Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Central Bank Ownership of Domestic Government Debt

Central Bank Ownership of Domestic Government Debt This chart shows the rise of central banks as holders of sovereign debt, pushing sovereign yields to historically low levels. Image: Deutsche Bank Global Research

Greek’s 5-Year Bond Yields Have Fallen Below US 5-year Government Bond Yield

Greek’s 5-Year Bond Yields Have Fallen Below US 5-Year Government Bond Yield Which one would you choose? Greek bonds or US counterparts? This is a great example of financial market madness. Mark Twain once said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” That’s true! Greece has spent around half its time in default on its…