Safety Trumps Yield in Euro Crisis Investors Pay to Lend Germany Money

While many euro-zone nations are struggling to obtain credit, investors are practically throwing money at Germany. The country on Monday raised almost 4 billion euros in six-month debt at a negative interest rate. In effect, investors paid Germany to be able to lend it money. The move highlights the economic imbalances in crisis-ridden Europe.  
Traders at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: Investors are opting for safety rather than yield.

Traders at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange: Investors are opting for safety rather than yield.

ALEX DOMANSKI/ REUTERS