World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

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Markets have been gaining on hopes that the outbreak in central China might be under control this week markets did open lower on Tuesday as fears of the corona virus continue to remain on investors minds throughout the week we have seen ups and downs as the markets continue to digest this information and what impact it has on the economy after a magnification stock market run from the October lows the corona viruses just giving investors a convenient excuse to take some profits investors reach for safe havens such as gold and treasuries the yield on the ten year treasury was below one and a half percent as Bob mentioned last week with the current inflation of two and a half percent the real return on bonds is negative counter intuitively investors continued to increase demand for treasuries but perhaps not surprising when you consider that there's nearly fourteen trillion dollars of negative yielding debt in countries like France Germany and Japan the guarantees you a negative return on your money making

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