bond market

Change of cycle to cyclical stocks to defensive

JP Morgan just can’t agree

While the US bank’s chief economist in pointing to systemic risks, financial bubbles and market complacency, his colleagues in Spain believe “this tale about market manipulation is not real.”


ECB next meeting

European Government Bonds: Too Early For The ECB To Announce A Change In Guidance

Spain’s government bond rating has been upgraded by Fitch to A- from Baa+, Greece has also seen the rating lifted by Standard &Poor’s, and the US once again experiences a shutdown of non-essential government operations. The biggest topic for the bond market, however, will be the press conference of the European Central Bank (ECB) scheduled for Thursday.



Stable front-end Eonia rates (bp)

Resilient Eonia fixing, fragile long Eonia rates

LONDON | June 9, 2015 | By Giuseppe Maraffino (Barclays) | Eonia and Euribor fixings (as well as OIS rates up to 1 year) have been immune to the new round of high volatility. This is because they are more sensitive to liquidity conditions and the current abundant liquidity surplus at about EUR300bn has been an important protection.


Ice Age the movie

Negative rates: Ice age for savers

Asoka Wöhrmann (Deutsche AWM) | Negative interest rates are new economic territory. However, as yet, there is no sign of a major cash exodus to avoid sub-zero yields.