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Do negative bond yields pay out public debt?

I noticed that german bonds offer negative yields, as you can see in this table.My question is, considering Germany is returning less money than received, does that mean the sovereign debt is ...
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How can I practically buy bonds?

A moderately low risk of investment is a government bond. If I understand correctly, I spend €1000 on a 5-year bond at a yield of 1%, then in 5 years I get back 1000*(1.01)**5=€1051.01, unless the ...
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How can one short German bonds?

Does anybody know what is the best way to short German bonds?
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Italy BTP vs. German Bund spread. Care to explain?

I hear a lot of chatting about BTP/Bund spread recently. I am not familiar with this concept. Could you explain what it is and what it means, in layman's terms?