Canada’s 30-Year Bond Yield Reaches Record Low
(Bloomberg) -- Canada’s 30-year government bond yield tumbled to a record low as the economic impact of the coronavirus continues to spread, sending global markets reeling.
The yield fell 7.2 basis points from Wednesday to as low as 1.286% as of 11:04 a.m. in Toronto. That breached the Aug. 15 floor of 1.289% and took it to the lowest on record, according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1990.
Effects of the virus are multiplying with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. slashing its outlook for U.S. companies’ profit growth to zero, Germany is examining potential stimulus measures and Saudi Arabia halting religious visits that draw millions. Stock markets continue to slump with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 10% from its recent peak, a marker of correction.
The yield on Canada’s 10-year government bond declined as much as 8.7 basis points to 1.131%, and the 5-year yield, the lowest part of the curve, declined as much as 8.3 basis points to 1.13%. Both were at the lowest point since September.
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