European Corporate Bond Market: Spreads, Yields, Size

The pages listed below show the history of corporate bond spreads and performance, as well as the size and growth of the Euro-denominated corporate bond market, since 2003. They are a means for interested parties to gain a sense and appreciation of how the bond market in Europe has performed and grown during this period.  All data supplied by Markit Group Ltd.

Investment Grade >> Index: iBoxx EUR Corporates

 

High Yield >> Index: iBoxx EUR HY Overall

 

Senior & Subordinated Financials >> Index: iBoxx EUR Financials

 

Non-Financial Corporate Hybrid >> Index: iBoxx EUR Non-Financials Subordinated

 

CoCo Bond Market Index >> Index: iBoxx EUR Contingent Convertibles

 

Sterling Corporate Market >> Index: iBoxx GBP Corporates

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Haymaker

Get it in - while the going is good... It appeared a slow day - for anyone who wasn't involved in the corporate bond market. Because primary was churning out deals through a very busy session. Corporate treasury desks were taking advantage of what appears to be quieter week on the news flow/data front with the Fed/BoE/BoJ all expected to leave policy unchanged when they deli [...]

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You can’t stop the music

Nobody can stop the music We can probably brush away the impending milestone of -0.30% yield on the 10-year Bund, given that after hitting a record low intraday low of -0.27% it's just a Trump tweet or a skirmish away from it. Something thereabouts is now being dismissed almost as being a normal state of affairs. The worries pile up when we get to -0.50%, while we have a rec [...]

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Time for a breather

Markets anticipating central bank action... As we approach the halfway point for the month, the markets have steadied, albeit comforted knowing that a dose of policy easing is likely coming, and are therefore willing to let the numerous difficult macro/geopolitical developing situations pass. For the moment. Equities generally tread water and government bonds are stable to b [...]

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Game of Bonds

Busy primary keeps credit in focus... Once again there was a strong financial flavour to the primary credit market with an added spice from SSA and covered bond issuance. As for the rest, hopes that the previous session was the start of something brighter was done away with, as all the old fears surfaced and were used as an excuse to explain the ills of the market. Credit [...]

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