Kim Cramer Larsson
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Squawk / 03 August 2016 at 12:30 GMT
Fitch Ratings-New York-02 August 2016: This year's dramatic fall in yields on bonds issued by investment grade sovereigns has again raised the risk that a sudden interest rate rise could impose large market losses on fixed-income investors around the world, Fitch Ratings says. A hypothetical rapid reversion of rates to 2011 levels for $37.7 trillion worth of investment-grade sovereign bonds could drive market losses of as much as $3.8 trillion, according to our analysis.

Unconventional monetary policies in Japan, Europe and the US, together with a surge in investor demand for safe assets, pushed sovereign yields to new lows in 2016, with $11.5 trillion in sovereign securities trading at a negative yield as of July 15. This figure fell slightly from the June 27 total of $11.7 trillion as a result of changes in dollar-yen exchange rates and a slight uptick in yields for long-term Japanese government securities.


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