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Negative European 2Yr Sovereign Rates Hit 19 Countries As ECB Expands Balance Sheet

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Despite all the hoopla about Europe’s improving economic condition, the European Central Bank (ECB) is once again increasing their assets purchases (balance sheet) despite their already 0% main refinancing rate.

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And now the number of “European” countries with negative 2 year sovereign yields just increased to 19.

At the 5 year maturity, 11 European countries plus the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) are carrying negative yields.

Of course, Japan also has negative sovereign yields at all maturities less than 9 years.

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