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Citigroup Says Treasury Selloff Signals Bearish New Era for Risk

Sid Verma
Citigroup Says Treasury Selloff Signals Bearish New Era for Risk

As the Treasury selloff kicks off in earnest, Citigroup Inc. says investors should prepare for a possible “normalization’’ of risk premiums across credit and emerging markets as the era of monetary distortion unravels. A bearish breakout in the world’s largest bond market remains an underestimated risk, strategists Mark Schofield and Ben Nabarro wrote in a Monday note. Investor sentiment remains sanguine, according to the strategists, with bulls arguing Treasury headwinds have been exacerbated by transitory forces like oil and stretched positioning.