We are the ECB. You will be assimilated

Or moved into riskier assets by the ECB’s corporate bond buying machine (CSPP to its friends).

Resistance may be futile but we’ll have to wait to make sure.

To move into those riskier assets you’d like to think that eventually the search for yield will become a real, worthwhile thing in Europe again. And not everyone buys that – Credit Suisse for example point out that over the last 2.5yrs in particular government bonds (bunds) have outperformed both high and low yielding credit assets. Their point is that “the time to hunt for yield as a dominant strategy (rather than as a short-term trade) might actually be when yields start to rise.”

But BofAML’s European credit team think it’ll maybe happen a bit sooner:

Continue reading: We are the ECB. You will be assimilated

Or moved into riskier assets by the ECB’s corporate bond buying machine (CSPP to its friends).

Resistance may be futile but we’ll have to wait to make sure.

To move into those riskier assets you’d like to think that eventually the search for yield will become a real, worthwhile thing in Europe again. And not everyone buys that – Credit Suisse for example point out that over the last 2.5yrs in particular government bonds (bunds) have outperformed both high and low yielding credit assets. Their point is that “the time to hunt for yield as a dominant strategy (rather than as a short-term trade) might actually be when yields start to rise.”

But BofAML’s European credit team think it’ll maybe happen a bit sooner:

Continue reading: We are the ECB. You will be assimilated

It feels good to be CSPP’d

That’s the ECB’s corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), of course, which is having what looks to be an easy-to-spot effect on the cost of borrowing for those lucky enough to be inside the fold.

From Citi:

Continue reading: It feels good to be CSPP’d

That’s the ECB’s corporate sector purchase programme (CSPP), of course, which is having what looks to be an easy-to-spot effect on the cost of borrowing for those lucky enough to be inside the fold.

From Citi:

Continue reading: It feels good to be CSPP’d