10-year Government Bond Tag

Bund-Treasury Spread Continues to Widen

24 Jun, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

The difference in yield on 10-year U.S. treasuries (grey line) compared to German bunds (blue line) has surpassed recent extremes of 2005/2006 and now exceeds more than 130 bps– a level not seen since 1999, the year the euro was born....

10Y Treasury-Bund Spread at Highest Levels of Last Decade

11 Apr, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

As central bank policies in the U.S. and Europe appear to be headed in very different directions, bond markets have taken note.  Not since June 2006 has the spread between 10-year government bonds in the U.S. and Germany been so extreme.  While yields have fallen...

European Retail Sales Disappoint (Again)

05 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Uncategorized

Contrary to the consensus for a 1.5% y/y gain in December, European retail sales fell (-1.0% y/y) and November’s gain was revised to a more modest 1.3%– the only year-over-year rise since April 2011. Unsurprisingly, yields in Germany fell back to levels previously seen in...