Monday, February 27, 2012

Greek 1 Year Bond Hits New Record of 821%!!

With the German Bundestag voting this morning to approve the 2nd Greek bailout, you would think that everything would be hunky-dory w/r/t Greek bonds, and traders would be scrambling to pick them up today, right?  lol
The Greek 1 year bond yield has surged to a record 821% today, a new all-time high. 

Looks like all those who voted last week that the Greek 1-year was likely to break the 1,000% threshold on 2/28 or 2/29 still have pretty decent odds of placing in the money!

Greece Govt Bond 1Year Yield (GGGB1YR)

Open: 699.79900 High: 821.20500 Low: 695.12400

As several readers have requested an explanation of bond price vs. yield, when the yield or rate of bonds goes up, their price or value goes down.  Meaning that holders of Greek bonds are losing value or worth to their bonds as the interest rate continues to skyrocket.  Fairly simple explanation.