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Japan’s government bonds could soon join Germany’s in having negative yields on all maturities. Japanese debt has gone negative out to 15 years, and buyers are turning to 30- and 40-year bonds to get positive yields. Falling bond yields and minimal interest rates are prompting European banks to consider the unprecedented step of offering home loans at negative interest , which would effectively pay customers for taking them while charging more on savings deposits. Denmark’s Jyske Bank is offering -0.5% 10-year loans, and others might follow. Fortunately the economy in the United States is stronger, and doing much better, than the economies in other countries . In this country, you know that if Reuters is writing about increased MSAs and joint ventures , and calling them “cozy,”…(read more)

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