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Analysis: For All The Debt, There's A Shortage Of Bonds

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 9:55 PM
Debt may be everywhere but there’s a scarcity of bonds. With governments awash with debt and furiously selling new securities to fund bloated budget deficits, the idea of a bond shortage on the marketplace may sound puzzling. Yet not only is “quantitative easing” by the world’s major central banks sucking benchmark bonds out of the system, new regulations to strengthen banks and derivatives markets that effectively ring-fence bond holdings at commercial banks has raised concerns about a lack of bonds to lubricate the system.

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