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FRANCE: OI Points To Fresh Net Long Setting During Tuesday’s OAT Tightening

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Yesterday’s rally in OATs and move higher in open interest point to net long setting on Tuesday. The tightening of OAT/Bund spreads probably added some short cover to the equation given pre-election positioning.

  • Meanwhile, the lower close in CAC 40 futures and fall in open interest points to net long cover in that contract.
  • A reminder that OAT tightening and a recovery from intraday lows in the CAC 40 came as odds of an RN lower house majority reduced further.
  • As we noted earlier, a Le Monde tally shows 221 candidates dropping out of the second round of the French legislative election, as the leftist alliance and Macron’s Ensemble try to limit right-wing RN gains via a “republican front.”
  • While this agreement lowers the chances of an RN majority, the inherent uncertainty provided by a hung parliament means that French assets are anything but a one-way bet at this juncture.
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Yesterday’s rally in OATs and move higher in open interest point to net long setting on Tuesday. The tightening of OAT/Bund spreads probably added some short cover to the equation given pre-election positioning.

  • Meanwhile, the lower close in CAC 40 futures and fall in open interest points to net long cover in that contract.
  • A reminder that OAT tightening and a recovery from intraday lows in the CAC 40 came as odds of an RN lower house majority reduced further.
  • As we noted earlier, a Le Monde tally shows 221 candidates dropping out of the second round of the French legislative election, as the leftist alliance and Macron’s Ensemble try to limit right-wing RN gains via a “republican front.”
  • While this agreement lowers the chances of an RN majority, the inherent uncertainty provided by a hung parliament means that French assets are anything but a one-way bet at this juncture.