European Bond Research as of October 17, 2017

Posted by Michael F. Brown on Oct 17, 2017 1:24:01 PM
MOSTLY SIDEWAYS TRENDING, BUT WITH A SLIGHT UPSIDE SLOPE,  bids for European high-yield corporate bonds edged out investment-grade securities. Nonetheless an   extended push-pull mode  kept overall price moves channeled in fairly tight bands, resembling much of yesterday's market dynamic.   U.K. inflation touching the highest level in about five years served to push the British   FTSE  and some   Stoxx 600  equities and junk debt higher. However  Germany's   ZEW  data pointed to   disappointing German economic confidence, coming in at 17.6 versus 20.4 expected, pulling some upside moves back, in mean reversion.   Spanish banks remained pressured  amid acute political risk linked to a Catalonian bid for independence, exemplified by pullbacks in   CaixaBank SA  shares.
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Topics: bonds, bond market, corporate bonds

Italian Bank Yields Spike Preceding December 4th Vote

Posted by Matt McTague on Nov 30, 2016 9:35:45 AM

Anxiety regarding Italy's constitutional referendum has waned on the country's banks, as investors flee industry debt leading up to Sunday's vote. Bank bonds saw yields climb close to the same levels experienced in Q1 - when markets slumped nearly the entire quarter. 

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Topics: High Yield, corporate bonds, market analytics, Pricing

Record Highs for Black Friday and Cyber Monday This Holiday Season

Posted by Nick Buenaventura on Nov 29, 2016 8:18:01 AM

Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally serve as the kick off to the holiday shopping season. This year shoppers flocked to the retailers, online and offline, at record rates with Black Friday sales hitting its highest sales ever of $3.34 billion. Early indicators say that Cyber Monday sales will top out at around $3.36 billion, keeping its edge over Friday's sales record. As retailers gear up for the rest of the holiday season, see this week's retail industry top Gainers and Losers, through ADI's Market Analytics.

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Topics: High Yield, corporate bonds, market analytics, cyber monday, Pricing

Not A Typical Thanksgiving for Food Industry Giant Tyson Foods

Posted by Matt McTague on Nov 28, 2016 4:06:00 PM

The world's largest meat processor, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), experienced bad news ahead of one of the nation's top meat-consuming holidays. The Tyson Foods, Inc. 7% (USD) 1/15/2028 bond saw a sharp $6 drop in bid price leading up to Thanksgiving - coming on the heels of a month of unpleasent news. In addition to facing numerous downgrades, the Arkansas-based company missed Wall Street predictions in last week's earnings report as well as face a class-action lawsuit citing extensive price-collusion in the chicken-boiler market dating back to 2008.   

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Topics: CDS, corporate bonds, earnings, tyson foods

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