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Canadian Bond Yields Just Dropped to 2016 Lows

  • Investors buy bonds globally amid geopolitical concerns
  • Yield on Canada’s 10-year bonds drops to lowest since November

Canadian bonds rose, sending yields down to levels seen last year, as fresh concerns about the global recovery raised questions about the sustainability of Canada’s growth.

Debt rallied worldwide on Tuesday amid fading confidence in the ability of the U.S. administration to push through growth-supporting policies and mounting geopolitical concerns over North Korean missile tests and the outcome of a looming French election. In Canada, traders looked past a flurry of positive economic data and comments last week from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, who took an interest rate cut off the table.