Monday, April 13, 2015

Concerns over the damaging side effects of ECB's QE program

Raising new concerns over the damaging side effects of the ECB's landmark QE program, many analysts now think it is only a matter of time before Germany's benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs drop below zero for the first time. Yields on the Bunds fell to just 0.15% today, compared with 0.54% at the start of the year, as the ECB entered the second month of its €1T bond-buying program. Although not part of the eurozone, Switzerland became the first government in history last week to sell benchmark 10-year debt at negative interest rates, raising even more worries about distortions in the global financial markets.