In summary this gives this:
This negative rate concretely means that the investors who buy today the ten-year German debt agree to pay the country a sum of money if they keep the title until its maturity.
"An investor who bought a German debt security today at 105 euros will be reimbursed 100 euros in 10 years if he keeps it until the end," explains Mr. Jacq.
"The installation of yields below zero once again shows the immense challenges currently facing financial markets," said Ulrich Kater, chief economist at DekaBank.
http://trends.levif.be/economie/banque- ... 12055.html
ps: The immense challenges of the financial markets ^^ mouhahahha ... soon will have to pity them? And the challenges of small artisans and SMEs? They may not be huge in so much crisis ... initiated by these same financial markets!