Loans Versus Bonds Relative Value: Week of July 16
The divergence in loan and bonds trends has picked up marginally, with the bond universe wider by 8 bps to 968 bps and loans tighter by 22 to 471 bps. Mostly noise in the subset of 30 companies, except for the traditional yoyo TRW whose bonds and loans both screamed tighter by 410 bps and 130 bps, respectively. Is there any fundamental reason for this? Of course not.