European Bond Research - August 27, 2019

Posted by Corey Mahoney on Aug 27, 2019 12:45:34 PM
CONFIDENCE IN THE FRENCH MANUFACTURING sector improved in August rebounding from weak July data as consumer confidence holds steady at one-and-a-half-year highs. The decline in unemployment to 8.5 percent has boosted confidence pushing consumers to spend more. The 10-year gilt fell 5.3 basis points.

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EUROPEAN EQUITIES ROSE following encouraging news China will consider relaxing auto restrictions. In addition to loosening car purchase limits, China will also support new-energy vehicle purchases.  ADI (Advantage Data Inc.).  Extensive corporate-bond index data showed a net daily yield increment for high-grade versus high-yield constituents. High-grade bonds edged out high-yield debt as of 3 PM, London time.  Among European high-grade bonds showing a concurrence of top price gains at appreciable volumes traded,  Glencore Funding LLC (USD) 4.125% 5/30/2023 made some analysts' 'Conviction buy' lists. (See the chart for Glencore Funding LLC bonds below). 


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LATEST NEWS: Top moves, sovereign tighteners (5Y): France 21 bp and Ireland 33 bp. Sovereign wideners (5Y):  Finland 11 bp and Spain 42 bp.

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ADI Indexes

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iShares Core EUR UCITS iShares Euro High Yield UCITS
NAV as of 08/27/2019, 135.72 NAV as of 08/27/2019, 105.72
Daily NAV Change (%) +.02% Daily NAV Change (%) +.01%

The euro-zone economy shows signs of negative momentum, weakening credit rating quality, and uncertainty regarding the outcome of Brexit. Closely watched indicators and rates:
  • Eurostat's unemployment ratecurrently 7.5% (seasonally adjusted, May 2019)
  • Eurostat's quarterly GDP: 0.4% (2019 Q1)
  • 6-month Euribor: current value -0.415%, as of 08/26/2019

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