The temptation of ultra-long sovereign bonds

The US Treasury is considering issuing 50 or 100 year bonds. It's not the only sovereign looking into whether the time is right to take advantage of investors' desperation for yield by locking in low rates with ultra-long dated funding. Indeed, this could be the dawning of the golden age of the ultra-long government bond.

  • By Burhan Khadbai
  • 20 Aug 2019
In an inconspicuous location at the bottom of a page on its website entitled Note Regarding Outreach Efforts, the US Treasury said that “as part of an ongoing and periodic review of potential products that the US Treasury Department might consider issuing, Treasury’s Office of Debt Management is ...

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