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A fast market session for Global Markets

  • A fast market session across the Globe, after Russian forces attacked targets across Ukraine, after Russian President Putin announced a special military operation to demilitarise Ukraine.
  • Bund traded inn a massive 200 ticks range overnight, but saw selling interest on the cash open, with desks favouring selling into the strength.
  • ECB Gabriel Makhlouf, a voter Dove, came with some hawkish headline during a Bloomberg interview, noting that the ECB may still decide on end of QE despite Ukraine.
  • Periheral spread are all wider, with Greece in the lead, wider by 5.1bps.
  • Gilt has rallied with Europe, and the 10yr yield slipped over 10bps, with yield now at 1.374%.
  • Similar story for Treasuries, with safer haven Bonds favoured by investors.
  • Looking ahead, there were no tier 1 EU data of note, and out of the US, sees 2nd reading for GDP and Core PCE.
  • Speakers for today, BoE Bailey, Broadbent, Pill, ECB Schnabel, and US Fed Barkin, Bostic, Mester and Daly.
  • All eyes remains on Russia.

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