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Death Cross Adding Pressure

FOREX

Risk Off Prompts Safe Haven Demand

EGBs-GILTS: Bunds Underperforming

BOND SUMMARY

A strong start for equities (+1.5-2.0% across Europe) has put a bit of pressure on Bunds at the open, while Gilts have recovered early lows, though within tight ranges.

  • BTPs are higher and spreads have taken advantage of Bund underperformance, with 10s 2+bps tighter in early trade.
  • Roll activity will continue to be eyed in Gilt futures following a brisk Friday (first notice for Sep is on Thursday).
  • A very quiet schedule lies ahead in terms of data and speakers, with supply consisting entirely of bill sales (Germany, Netherlands, France).

** Latest levels:

  • Sep Bund futures (RX) down 12 ticks at 176.98 (L: 176.93 / H: 177.25)
  • Sep Gilt futures (G) up 7 ticks at 137.23 (L: 137.09 / H: 137.28)
  • Sep BTP futures (IK) up 8 ticks at 147.86 (L: 147.85 / H: 148.15)
  • Sep OAT futures (OA) down 9 ticks at 168.68 (L: 168.67 / H: 168.98)
  • Italy / German 10-Yr spread 1.9bps tighter at 143.2bps
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