CNBC: "How bonds with negative yields work and why this growing phenomenon is so bad for the economy"

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CNBC: "How bonds with negative yields work and why this growing phenomenon is so bad for the economy"

Excerpt from CNBC quoting DataTrek’s Nick Colas:

…”You are supposed to put your money in the bank and be rewarded with interest. This is supposed to be wiser than trading your precious allowance at the candy store for an awesome, yet fleeting sugar rush.

Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek, put it plainly enough: “Bonds are supposed to pay the owner of capital something to pry the money out of their hands.”

Nevertheless, some really smart investors around the world now have invested about $15 trillion in government bonds that offer negative interest rates, according to Deutsche Bank. That represents about a quarter of the global bond market”…

Read the full article here on CNBC!