Shaky prospects could create value in CDS-bond basis

Last year ended on a sour note and spreads looked set to continue their ascent throughout this year and beyond. But here we are, a little over a week into 2019, and the Markit iTraxx Europe is 10bp tighter than December 31 levels.

  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 10 Jan 2019

Gavan Nolan, IHS Markit

A bumper non-farm payrolls report, a more dovish stance from the Federal Reserve, optimism on US-China trade talks and Chinese economic stimuli have all served to compress spreads after a shaky start.

Yet a view that these factors will support credit valuations through 2019 is ...

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