Europe Closes Red As London's Credit Reality Returns

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We noted yesterday that the mice of the European equities markets have tended to run when the credit cats are away; and sure enough, London comes back from a long-weekend and risk appetite disappears. European stocks gave back most of their gains from yesterday (and more in some cases) as Sovereign, corporate, and financial credit opened far less exuberantly and drifted wider for most of the day (with some slight US-open-driven strength into the close). Financials modestly outperformed as Sovereigns did not - with Spain now 48bps wider than last week's best levels, Italy 39bps wider, and seemingly forgotten (yet a total disaster) Portugal +52bps. Swiss 2Y rates have tumbled back lower in the last few days to -35bps. The standout was the OMX (Stockholm) which fell 2.3%, its biggest fall in 4 months, as Swedish banks stumbled.

European stocks reverted back top credit's reality...

 

and hope is fading in European sovereigns...

 

Swiss 2Y rates are plunging fast again...

 

as Sweden drops the most in 4 months...(as it crossed back bvelow its 50DMA)

 

Charts: Bloomberg