10 Things to Know About Negative Bond Yields

As negative bond yields spread beyond Germany, why are investors willing to pay governments to borrow?

Mario Draghi may have to hunt for assets to buy.

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 As yields on German bonds plunged further yesterday, with some maturities closing at record negative levels, the worldwide trend toward ultra-low interest rates remains largely intact. Yet the causes and implications of this movement are quite complex. Here are 10 things to know, from the well understood to the speculative.

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