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Sovereign bond with penny stock characteristics

In Financial competency, Financial planning on 01/09/2019 at 4:51 am

From juz below par (100) to 38 in two years.

Two years ago, investors were rushing to buy Argie’s 100-year bond with a coupon of 7.125% and initial yield of yield of 7.9%: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/20/argentina-sees-strong-demand-for-surprise-100-year-bond.html.

Rational long-term investors “reasoned that a bond with a 7.9 per cent yield would cover the initial investment and then some over a decade or so,” said the FT

Yesterday it fell to 38 cents on the dollar, a fall of 6% on the day after Argentina started selective defaulting of its bonds: Line between living beyond one’s means and being mean is very thin.

Reminds me of this S’pore fiasco: https://www.theedgesingapore.com/inner-workings-penny-stock-scandal-revealed-first-prosecution-witness

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