Europe Buys Just E164 Million Government Bonds In Latest Week, Lowest Since October
That the ECB bought E164 million in peripheral bonds in the last week is not surprising. After all, there is nobody else who would even consider buying that stuff . What is surprising is that the ECB had to buy as much as it did: while we did not see even one Morgan Stanley euro sov run in the week ended December 31, somehow Jean Claude Trichet still managed to load up on quite a few PIIGs bonds about as quietly as possible absent a dark pool in government securities. Expect this number to jump again next week as the vigilantes return from Chamonix, but are still rather shy to knock on Bernanke's door.
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