At close Sep 16, 2014
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- Developed-market government bonds rallied on investors’ flight to safety, as geopolitical issues dominated news flow.
Growing tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine with the downing of a passenger plane, the threat of
further Western sanctions, and Middle East conflicts were the primary flashpoints. German bunds and United Kingdom
(UK) gilts outperformed U.S. Treasuries as Eurozone1 data were weak overall, and Russia readied retaliatory sanctions
that would have a greater impact on Europe.
- In Canada, disappointing employment data and dovish statements from the central bank led 10-year bonds to
outperform comparable-duration U.S. Treasuries. Australian 10-year government bond yields ended slightly lower at
3.5% as unemployment ticked up. Elsewhere, New Zealand hiked its benchmark interest rate as expected, but the
central bank will now pause and assess the economic impact before making any further increases.
- Emerging market debt gains were tempered on global “risk-off”2 sentiment. The Argentine market was again the
standout performer despite defaulting on its New York law bonds at the end of the month. Conversely, the Russian
market saw the biggest declines, while the high-yield bonds of Mongolia and Venezuela also fell. Local currency debt
underperformed its hard currency counterparts. The Indonesia rupiah was the strongest-performing currency as Joko
Widodo won the presidential elections.
- All G-103 currencies depreciated against the U.S. dollar, but the British pound and Australian dollar were most resilient,
while the New Zealand dollar and Swedish krona saw the steepest declines.
1 The Eurozone includes the 18 European Union countries which have adopted the euro as their currency: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Latvia.
2 In a “risk-off” market environment, investors historically have gravitated toward lower-risk investments.
3 The G-10 nations include Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S.
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