Category Archives: German Bund

Eurozone Sovereign Spreads Since Italy’s Election

ECB president, Mario Draghi, spoke in this morning’s press conference about how contagion has been contained in the eurozone bond markets since the Italian elections.   The data are in and he is right. The markets had closed before the election … Continue reading

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Daily Interest Rate Monitor – January 17

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More Pain in Spain

Though yields dropped about 20 bps today,  the pain continues.   Big move in the German 10-year bund since June 1st -  1.17 to 1.51 percent! (click here if video is not observable)

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Europe Enters Terminal Zone

Another tough day in Europe as Greece failed to form a government and called for new elections.   We sense Europe has entered a terminal phase of the Euro as we now know it. No doubt there will numerous ECB interventions, … Continue reading

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Tough Day in Euroland

Europe came back from its long Easter weekend and took a nasty spanking. Spain’s sovereign spread over German bunds blew out 26.3 bps and is within 40 bps of its November high, while Italy moved 27.4 bps wider.   The large … Continue reading

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Global Markets: One Large Complex Adaptive System

We once read somewhere that there are 10 to the 180th power possible paths to checkmate in a game of chess.   Similarly,  the global markets are one large complex adaptive system and almost impossible to project their short-term macro … Continue reading

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