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Credit strikes out

A bit of this and a bit of that... It is not often that we have a day where prices for most asset classes trade in the narrowest of ranges, and never really threaten to break out of them. Tuesday was just like that. Mind, there wasn't too much in terms of news flow in the session to get either excited about - or overly concerned. We would think that the path of least resista [...]

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Christmas comes early for credit

Ho ho ho... And then there were none. Again. The lack of supply is going to be an issue for many investors sitting on decent levels of cash and needing to get it invested before the end of the year. October's non-financial investment grade issuance hasn't even hit €7bn and we're just past the halfway stage for the month. At this rate, €15bn in issuance will be seen as a [...]

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Credit enjoying an Indian summer

ECB corporate bond QE confuses... Bereft of any meaningful news flow into the final session of last week, the market was paying some attention to reports that the ECB's tapering would take in a 50% cut to the current €60bn monthly purchases from January and be extended for 9 months. Reason to be cock-a-hoop? Well, it certainly saw some think that credit spreads would neces [...]

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Some think it’s all over

..and they might be right!... We are halfway through October and the big bonus so far for corporate bond investors has been performance preservation. It's been a good year. Market rates have stayed in a tight range while corporate bond spreads have been tightening. So, both benchmarked and total return investors will be feeling good at the moment (on returns YTD which look l [...]

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Don’t Forget…Corporate Bonds expert Dr Suki Mann

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