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The UK sells negative-yield bonds for the first time — days after the Bank of England dismisses below-zero rates
Any change in the central bank's stance could boost the bonds' value. When interest rates fall, market yields follow and bond prices jump.
The argument for cutting rates below zero is the same as cutting rates above zero: to stimulate demand for credit, which helps stimulate the economy.
A 2nd wave of coronavirus cases could force the Fed to reconsider negative interest rates, Goldman Sachs says
Negative rates could do more harm than good, a Goldman strategist said, and fresh aid from Congress will likely arrive before the Fed acts further.
The Fed won’t use negative interest rates to counteract the coronavirus recession, chairman Jerome Powell says
The refusal to push rates lower comes one day after President Trump renewed his call for such policy in the US, deeming it a "gift" in other nations.
The rate would only need to be "mildly negative" for a short period of time for the benefits to outweigh the costs, the bank argued.
Trump has long called for the US Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and even go into negative territory throughout his presidency.
CIO Scott Minerd says recent action from the Fed means companies that would normally be shut out of credit markets in times of stress can raise cash.
‘The most anti-capitalist idea I could ever dream up’: Billionaire investor Stanley Druckenmiller unloads on Trump’s desire for nega...
The former hedge fund manager also critiqued President Trump's trade war policies, saying his issuing of tariff exemptions threatens capitalism.
President Trump has ramped up calls for negative interest rates. Here’s what they are, and why they matter.
The European Central Bank cut interest rates below zero for the first time in 2014 following the region's debt crisis.
Negative yields "could be the direction in which we're heading," Ed Yardeni, chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research told Markets Insider.