Negative-Yield Debt Resumes Surge, to Almost $12 Trillion: Chart

Morning Meeting: Jump in Negative-Yielding Debt

The unprecedented worldwide surge in negative-yielding bonds regained strength last month. The total face value of such corporate and sovereign debt in the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index of investment-grade bonds jumped to $11.6 trillion as of Sept. 30, up 6.1 percent from a month earlier. That sum had fallen for two months in a row from June’s $11.9 trillion peak.

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