In the hands of investors, there is a large amount of government bonds with a yield of less than zero - for AMarkets materials.
Fitch study found that circulates in the global market sovereign bonds with negative rates in the amount of $ 9.9 trillion (as of 25 April).
This amount consists of $ 6.8 trillion in long-term bonds and $ 3.1 trillion in bonds with a short maturity. This trend is mainly due to the fact that too much frightened and eager to invest in safer assets the players (so it seems). Another factor support - the central banks buy bonds to stimulate lending. With this demand, as now, the stakes quickly go into the negative zone. Excitement around sovereign debt has led to higher prices and reduced profitability tool. Most of the debt with a negative yield falls on Japan (66%).
The graph shows the distribution of sovereign debt to negative profitability in the countries: