Tag Archives: ECB

Did the ECB get their fingers burned with Steinhoff bonds?

Bond Vigilantes 09/01/2018  

Credit risk is real. It’s easy to forget this platitude in times when both investment grade and high yield credit markets go from strength to strength. Even one of Europe’s… Read more »

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.


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Floating rate versus fixed rate high yield bonds.

Bond Vigilantes 19/12/2017  

What are the breakeven scenarios for the next 12 months?
Short term US dollar interest rates continue their march higher… Read more »

European Central Banks: it’s not just the ECB meeting on Thursday

Bond Vigilantes 25/10/2017  

While the market gears up for the much anticipated European Central Bank meeting on Thursday, there are two other European central banks due to meet earlier in the day; Sweden… Read more »

Angela Merkel’s Pyrrhic victory

Bond Vigilantes 25/09/2017  

And they say German elections are boring… As the preliminary results are in, here are our three key takeaways. (1) Merkel goes fourth First things first, as expected Angela Merkel… Read more »

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Poor old ECB. Damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t.

Bond Vigilantes 08/12/2016  

The votes are in and it’s pretty unanimous. Despite Mario Draghi’s best efforts to persuade otherwise, the market is clear that today’s announcements are tantamount to tapering. Frankly anything less… Read more »