November 5 CDS Heatmap

Tyler Durden's picture

Mixed CDS action yesterday, with credit predominantly flat even as equities melted (molted?)-up. Discussions with fixed income traders indicate a predominantly bearish posture yet nobody is willing to stand against the Fed and the Druckmaschinen imports. Where is a man with Soros-size balls when you need him? Alas, that "man" just may end up being China, which would either buy the balance of the IMF gold package (and damn soon) or leave the indirect bid hanging.

Intraday CDS move November 5:

(reminder red is wider, blue tighter)

Soource: Citi