Investors twitchy as German 10-yr yield flirts with fall below zero

April 15, 2015 10:36 AM

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LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - Pension fund managers entrusted with securing a steady income stream for their clients from the safest investments are contemplating something that once was unthinkable -- the yield on German 10-year government bonds may soon fall below zero.

That would mark another milestone in the European bond market, where around 2 trillion euros of bonds already offer negative yields, around a third of all outstanding euro zone sovereign debt. And it could lead fund managers to re-assess how they decide which bonds to buy.

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