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The Confusing Curve

Keeping an eye what government debt is worth isn't the easiest thing in the world.

When governments need to raise money, they promise a reward in return for your investment. But how much - or how little - they're promising says a lot about the country, and if investors perceive it as risky to invest in or not. But why are analysts so obsessed over something called the bond yield curve? Pippa Malmgren, policy analyst, says at the moment there's nothing to be afraid of from what the curve tells us. Russ Mould from AJ Bell on the other hand says we should be careful. We try to make sense of this confusing curve.

(Image: A man stares at a confusing illustration of graphs on a blackboard. Credit: francescoch/ Getty Creative)

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Tue 16 Oct 2018 07:32GMT


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