What next for the Italian bond market?Simon Fasdal
With political turmoil in Italy and a possible Government shutdown in the US, Saxo Bank’s Simon Fasdal says that when it comes to the bond market, “the week has opened with a risk-off move”.
He adds that so far we have "seen a lot of buying, as investors use this opportunity to add on risk". And he also says higher-rated longer maturity corporate bonds are showing portfolio strength off the back of the event in Italy.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he would go before parliament on Wednesday for a confidence vote, after ministers in Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party pulled out of his government over the weekend.
And over in the US, if Republicans in Congress and the Obama White House fail to resolve their differences in time, the federal government will begin a partial shutdown at midnight on Monday.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week, Simon says that "if the situation in Italy remains unsolved", we can expect further volatility both in Europe and the US.
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