Low Demand

The Trouble With German Bonds

Bundesadler DPA
The ten-year German bond isn't seeing the demand it once did.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    The bond market is a key gauge of investor confidence and German bonds are a traditional safe haven.

  • Facts

    Facts

    • An auction of German 10-year government bonds met with surprisingly weak demand on Wednesday – the eighth sale this year in which the amount on offer exceeded the bid volume.
    • The average yield was fixed at 0.88 percent at auction, the highest rate since last October.
    • Demand for the bond rose when the bond started trading later in the day, pushing the yield down to 0.83 percent.
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