Tuesday, August 16, 2011

One month of bond yields

Here is just a quick snapshot of Irish ten-year government bond yields as calculated by Bloomberg for the past month.

Bond Yields 1M to 17-08-11

This graph starts on Monday 18th July when the yield peaked at 14.1%.  The yield dropped in the run up to the eurozone summit in Brussels on Thursday 21st July and then fell on virtually every day for the next three weeks.  The yield dropped below 10% on Monday 8th August and has stayed below that level ever since.

Keeping below 10% is not an indicator that the crisis is over; far from it.  There is still a long way to go, and there are many potential pitfalls that could hinder our return to borrowing from these markets (which would require the yield to drop to 6% and lower) but it is a move in the right direction.

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