Yield and duration in hot demand, but also short, cashy paper
Demand in the European corporate bond market may not be quite as blindly all-encompassing as it was a fortnight ago, when almost every deal was coming with no new issue premium or through the curve. But investors’ urge to buy paper is still very strong. With government bond yields depressed, buyers are eagerly grabbing longer and riskier bonds to get some yield. Perhaps surprisingly, they are also piling into the opposite: short-dated notes from high quality issuers.
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