Fixed income discounts a recession

Alphavalue | The increasing tensions in the trade war between the US and China have significantly raised prices in the bond market. While in Europe the yield on the Bund has fallen to -0.18%, in the US the T-bond is marking two years low with a TIR of 2.22%.

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Fixed-income, a Good Business for Banks

MADRID | By Francisco López | In the current context of scarce credit activity and low interest rates, a substantial part of banks’ financial income originates in the fixed income portfolio. The banking sector’s balances of fixed-income come to €540 billion, which represent 17% of the total balance (around half of them being public debt).