Among European high-grade bonds showing a concurrence of top price gains at appreciable volumes traded, Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (USD) 4.8% 4/5/2026 made some analysts' 'Conviction Buy' lists. (See the chart for Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC bonds below). Niral Mehta (nmehta@advantagedata.
|Country||Maturity (Y)||Yield (%)||Previous (%)||Spread (bp)|
Credit-Default Swap Market
|New Issues||New Issues [Continued]|
1. Erste Group Bank AG (EUR) 0.5% 3/26/2026 (03/25/2019): 50MM Senior Unsecured Notes, Price at Issuance 100, Yielding .5%.
|iShares Core EUR UCITS||iShares Euro High Yield UCITS|
|NAV as of 03/25/2019, 130.64||NAV as of 03/25/2019, 102.74|
|Daily NAV Change (%) -0.14%||Daily NAV Change (%) -0.08%|
OVERALL EUROPEAN CREDIT MARKET:
The euro-zone economy shows signs of positive momentum, although conditions are expected to deteriorate hindered by the termination of quantitative easing, weakening credit rating quality, and uncertainty regarding the outcome of Brexit. Closely watched indicators and rates:
- Eurostat's unemployment rate: currently 7.8% (seasonally adjusted, January 2019)
- Eurostat's quarterly GDP: 0.2% (2018 Q3 Final)
- 6-month Euribor: current value -0.228%, as of 03/22/2019
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