July 06, 2016

87 percent of Japanese Government Bonds are now below zero

"Earlier this month, Japanese government bonds with maturities up to almost 20 years went negative. That means almost 87 percent of Japanese government bonds (JGB) are now below zero.....JGB are one of the best performing investments globally. They have returned 8.06 per cent so far this year.....The BOJ now holds almost 30 per cent of its government bonds"

Source: Negative yields jolt Japanese by Anjani Trivedi, 
The Wall Street Journal, The Australian Newspaper,
 Wednesday 6th July, 2016, page 25

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