Bond markets & research

To the untrained eye, bond market reports are misleading things. In no other field would a report begin with an apparently negative assertion – e.g. “Yields on 10-year Bunds plummeted last week in response to…” – when in fact what is being conveyed is actually good news for holders of these German government bonds (falling yields = rising prices).

Translators and editors have to be well versed in these concepts. The world of current yields and YTMs, maturities and durations, yield curves and credit spreads demands an expert’s touch when it comes to both translation and editing.

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