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Making sense of the bond market

Bond prices translate into the price to borrow money for individuals and businesses, which in turn determines savings and investment patterns

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Regulators worry that asset managers are engaging in herd behaviour that will fuel an unnecessary roller coaster in markets.

IF you happen to trade bonds for a living, it is entirely understandable if you are feeling a little anxious these days. Prices for US Treasuries, German bunds and most other securities on the multi-trillion-dollar global bond market have been exceptionally volatile in the last couple of months