For the first time since the financial crisis, the yield on Swedish 10-year government bonds fell below the yield on 2-year bonds on Friday. This is a sign of growing concern about the economy, which must be taken seriously, according to Handelsbanken’s head strategist Claes Måhlén.
“The traditional interpretation of an inverted or flat curve is that the market expects the economy to weaken but that the central bank does not have the ability to counteract this in the short-term perspective,” says Måhlén.
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