BVTV: Then and now

Jim recently updated an old chart from 2007 showing the relationship between a flattening yield curve and credit spread levels. Back then, this classic leading indicator of recessions correctly predicted a big sell-off in corporate bonds. The rest, as they say, is history.

More than 10 years later, Jim joined me this morning on BVTV to discuss if recent US flattening means we really could be heading for the next big credit sell-off, or whether there are still enough factors to support credit. Watch as we debate the similarities and differences between 2007/8 and today.

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Laura Frost

Job Title: Investment Director

Specialist Subjects: Macro economics, IG credit, currencies

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Heroes: Steve Redgrave, Princess Anne, Michelle Obama

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