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The ECB Has Bought €1.9 Trillion In Bonds: Here Is Who Sold And What They Did With The Money

Since the ECB launched its sovereign debt QE, initially known as PSPP, in March 2015 and later expanded to include corporate debt, or CSPP, in June 2016, the world’s biggest hedge fund central bank has created enough money out of thin air to purchase bonds with no consideration for price to grow its balance sheet, […]

Party Like Its July 2007: Corporate Bond Spreads Tumble To Ten Year Lows

The bond bubble is right back where it started. After a torrid three-week rally, high grade corporate bond spreads as measured by the BoA/ML Corporate Master Index OAS yesterday hit a fresh post-crisis tight level of 105bps, down from 105 bps on Tuesday and inside the low of 106bps from the summer of 2014. That’s […]

Blain: “The Bond Market Has Become A Series Of Crashes Followed By Rallies”

Submitted by Bill Blain of Mint Partners Blain’s Morning Porridge – Why Bond markets are going down and Markets have no memory “And everything around her is a silver pool of light, the people who surround her feel the benefit of it. It makes you calm…” Before delving into the collapse in global bonds on […]

When The Butterfly Flaps Its Wings…

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, It remains to be seen what the impact will be from Mother Nature putting the nation’s fourth largest city out-of-business. And for how long? It’s possible that Houston will never entirely recover from Hurricane Harvey. The event may exceed the physical damage that Hurricane Katrina did to New […]

“The Dreaded Phase 4”: What Happens When Credit Spreads Finally Rise

With investors, traders, analysts and pundits focused on the chaos in the White House, and the daily barrage of escalating geopolitical and social news, whether terrorist attacks in Europe or clashes in inner America, the market is finally starting to notice as Friday’s last hour sell-off demonstrated. And yet, according to one of the best […]

An Insane Bond Market In 4 Charts: “Italian Junk Bonds Yield Less Than US Treasurys”

In our “WTF Chart of the day” from last Friday, we showed something stunning: European junk bonds yields were the same, and in some cases lower, than comparable-maturity 10Y US Treasurys. In other words, the distortion unleashed by Mario Draghi’s CSPP, or corporate bond buying program unveiled last March, has made European junk bonds “safer” […]

Total Government And Personal Debt In The U.S. Has Hit 41 Trillion Dollars ($329,961.34 Per Household)

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world.  In 1980, total government and personal debt in the United States was just over the 3 trillion dollar mark, but today it has surpassed 41 trillion dollars.  That means that it has […]

China ‘Rescues’ Bond Market In Symbolic Move But Yield Curve Remains Inverted

For the 10th day in a row, China's bond yield curve remains inverted (the longest in history). With yields at 3-year highs, corporate bond issuance is evaporating, and has now emerged as the latest major, and most imminent, threat facing China's financial sector and $10 trillion corporate debt market. However, it appears Chinese authorities have […]

Bill Blain Flips Out: “Not Much Surprises Me Any More About Markets, But Really? Really!?”

On Monday morning, we reported that in a stunning development, chronic defaulter Argentina – which just one year ago emerged from its latest bankruptcy – has found enough willing greater fools to sell 100-year bonds to. One person who especially stunned, was Mint’s Bill Blain, who issued an entire note describing his disgust with what […]

Credit Suisse “Climbs The Wall Of Worry”, Raises S&P Target To 2,500 From 2,350

Following bearish reports from Goldman (which tactically downgraded stocks to Neutral for the next three months just hours before the Fed rate hike), RBC and JPM’s head quant Marko Kolanovic over the past week, overnight Credit Suisse decided to take the other side of the trade and hiked its year end forecasts for the S&P500, […]