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Category Archives: High Yield

In The Shadows Of Black Monday – “Volatility Isn’t Broken… The Market Is”

Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. The imagery of the Ouroboros evokes the infinite nature of creation from destruction. The sign appears across cultures and […]

The Crash Of ’87 Remembered: “It Was Clear The Acapulco Cliff-Dive Was On For Monday”

“The markets in a panic are like a country during a coup, and seen in retrospect that is how they were that day,” wrote a young Salomon bond salesmena named Michael Lewis, of the chaos he witnessed. “One small group of people with its old, established way of looking at the world is hustled from […]

Gallo Warns: A Volatility Trap Is Inflating Market Bubbles

Authored by Alberto Gallo via Bloomberg.com, A number of markets show not only elevated valuations, but also irrational investor behavior… Investors face a conundrum: The world is experiencing a record synchronous growth phase, but an increasing number of assets are becoming overvalued just as fundamental risks lurk in the background. Should investors continue to dance […]

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 […]

“Tremendous” Demand For 7Y Treasurys; Second Largest Buyside On Record

An ugly 2Y auction (with the highest yield since 2008) on Tuesday, a mediocre 5Y auction yesterday, and now a blistering 7Y auction, in which the Treasury sold $28 billion in “curve belly” notes at a high yield of 2.13%, stopping through the When Issued by a surprisingly strong 1.1bps, the highest since April. As […]

Bill Blain: How To Catch Rabies In The Junk Bond Market

From Bill Blain of Mint Partners Blain’s Morning Porridge – How to catch rabies in the Junk Bond Market I’m sure everyone has been following the Toy R Us meltdown in the bond market. Alongside chapter 11 bankruptcy, its bonds have crashed from 96 to 18% through the month. Have we seen this before? Of […]

Soros’ Worst Trade

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, There is this Canadian rock star who retired a few years back and took up hosting an afternoon drive-home radio show on a local Toronto station. Sometimes his program includes a segment called, “Damn! I wish I wrote that.” This ex-rock star will play a famous […]

Primary Dealer Bid Surges In Poor 2Y Auction

While the high yield of the just priced 2Y auction came “on the screws” at 1.345%, below last month’s 1.401%, but above the six previous auction average of 1.305%. and exactly where the When Issued suggested today’s auction of $26 billion in 2Y notes would price, the internals were decidedly weaker than the stop out […]

“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 […]

SocGen: “Low Vol Can Misprice High Yield By Up To 30%”

Yesterday it was Bank of America, today’s it’s SocGen’s turn. As we’ve repeatedly stated in the past, not a day seems to pass without some broker, investor, sellside analyst or pundit (this website certainly included) opining on i) how low the Vix has fallen, ii) how much lower it will fall, and iii) how the […]