All important bond risk indices at a glance
Bonds are widely considered as rather and stable safe investments and income-generating asset class.
In an era of record low interest rates and treasury yields our risk indicators provide you with an intuitive and clear view on the current downside potential of global sovereign debt.
Government bond risk indices
The Global Bond Market Risk Index (GBMRI) changes from a medium to a high risk reading. The GBMRI jumps to 69%. Last week the GBMRI reached a level of 55% (medium risk).
Bond market risk indices as of 08/03/2018
Next update: 08/19/2018 *)
|USA, Canada and Western Europe||71%||high risk|
|Latin America||75%||high risk|
|*) This table is updated with one week delay.|
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The Regional Bond Market Risk Sub Index (RBMRSI) for the Asia-Pacific region is showing the best performance with a high risk reading of 64%. Last week this index was at 46% (medium risk).
On the contrary, the RBMRSI for Latin America is showing the least positive performance with a high risk reading of 75%. Last week this index was also at 75% (high risk).
Our risk indices have been engineered to indicate the downside potential global and regional sovereign debt investments on an aggregated basis in percentage points.
A low percentage reading indicates a rather positive and low risk environment for government bonds.
Generally, an index level equal or above 60% should indicate a relatively high-risk situation.
The comprehensive and broad Global Bond Market Risk Index (GBMRI) is tracking sovereign debt publicly issued by the 21 most important countries. The GBMRI consists of three regional sub-indices.