European Stocks And Bonds Plunge Most In A Month

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No matter what you are told by the mainstream media, peripheral government bonds have seen the worst 2-day sell-off in over a month with Spanish 10Y spreads +27bps this week so far and 2Y breaking back above 3% yield in a hurry. Just as we warned - this rally is not capital flowing back into 'tail-risk- removed govvies, it is simply fast money front-running actions and now momentum gains for the exits. Swiss 2Y rates fell their most in a month to -20bps as safety was sought. Europe's equity markets dropped for the third day in a row (hhmm more profit-taking we are expected to believe?) with the broadest BE500 index down 1.65% today and almost 3% off its recent high (the biggest 3-day drop in three months) and now at critical support once again. Equities are underperforming credit - as credit suffered the epic short-squeeze last week and we suspect remains a little gun-shy. EURUSD cracked back below 1.30 (down over 100pips to 1.2950 as Europe closes) and Europe's VIX jumped notably back above 23% - its highest in 6 weeks. GGBs lost their most in 3 months...

Europe's BE500 broad equity index suffering...

 

GGBs down the most in 3 months today...

 

Chart: Bloomberg