European Bloodbath As Merkel Won't Go Dutch

Tyler Durden's picture

Equity, credit, and sovereigns all ugly. Merkel's unequivocal comment on her nation's unwillingness to 'share' burdens and slap the proverbial cheek of Monsieur Hollande, Italy's banking union looking for more 'aid', Spain actually asking for their bailout, Greece 'avoiding' reality, and Cyprus pulling the 'China rescue plan' last ditch retort to market angst; but apart from that, things are dismal in Europe. Italy down over 4% and Spain almost as bad on the day as every major equity index is well into the red. Italian banks monkey-hammered down 6/7.5% and halted a number of times. Investment grade credit outperformed (though was notably wider) as financials (subs and seniors), XOver, and stocks are plummeted to 11-day lows. After breaking below the pre-Spanish bailout levels on Friday, Spain and Italy 10Y are now 20-40bps wider with Italy and Spain 5Y CDS notably wider and well over 500bps. Notably the short-end of the Italian and Spanish curves underperformed significantly (curves flattened): 2Y BTPs +57bps vs 10Y +21bps - biggest flattening in 6 months!; 2Y SPG +37bps vs 10Y +17bps. Europe's VIX snapped back above 27% (and we note that our EU-US Vol compression trade is moving well in our favor). EURUSD has been smacked lower by over 80pips ending under 1.25 once again.

Stocks and credit down hard led by financials...

and Italian banks leading the dump today...

and Italian 2s10s plunged (flattened) by the most in over 6 months today...

we can only imagine what this is doing to LTRO-bound Italian banks that took up Sarkozy's idiotic symbiotic carry trade. (as 2Y ITA shows below post LTRO)

Charts: Bloomberg

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vmromk's picture


DoChenRollingBearing's picture

@ Mr L H

+ 1

Sure do, silver and gold.  Helps me sleep better at night.

US$ themselves might even start getting scarce if we have RBS freeze-ups here.  That's why you need to have CA$H on hand as well.  Three months worth of expenses.

Tirpitz's picture

Or trading pitchforks for potatoes. Long pitchforks!

Bastiat's picture

Three months of cash on hand? Isn't it illegal to be solvent?

odatruf's picture

You mean it won't be ok to liberate what we need at that point?


The Swedish Chef's picture

And the (probably massive) down grade of Spanish banks hasn´t even been released yet... I´m looking forward to another epic sell fest tomorrow. 

PaperBear's picture

Gold is not tanking and silver ticks up.

bdc63's picture

Germany is leaving the Euro.  They aren't even trying to hide it anymore.

LawsofPhysics's picture

There you go, plus one for you sir.

Tirpitz's picture

Can't imgine the maggots moving voluntarily out of the fat cheese.

Fips_OnTheSpot's picture

Not before rollin Schaeuble failed to gain superpower (ESM) in Bruxelles.

LawsofPhysics's picture

It's just paper burning, fuck paper promises and the paper-pushers.  Let it burn, and let's find out precisely what the real value of everyone's labor really is, fucking bring it.  Got physical?

In the absence of any rule of laws and contracts, possession is the fucking law.  Time for the world to re-learn what wealth really is.  Bring it.

TNTARG's picture

I've been saying this for weeks: let's reprice.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas everywhere you go.

Alea Iactaest's picture

Last Thursday was almost completely red on my screen. Today I'm seeing PMs and Fertilizer up, along w US Bonds and everything else is getting fried. Divergences to be trusted?

tahoebumsmith's picture

The global ponzi is running out of rhetoric... It's capitulation time bitchez, the Zombies are finally starting to eat each others faces.

Tirpitz's picture

But first they bite our lower backsides.

disabledvet's picture

What was that line in "The Razor's Edge"? "Phuck them...and learn to say it as well."

Bastiat's picture

Don't remember that one in the movie or book.

El Oregonian's picture

Tie a millstone around that euro neck and drop it into the proverbial ocean.

Tirpitz's picture

Ocean of debt, that is. I've heard they still subscribe to the idea of the Titanic being unsinkable.

bugs_'s picture

two thousand zero zero party over, out of time

luckylongshot's picture

An unstoppable force, that has been deferred for decades by totally insane levels of debt, finally gets to overpower what our politicians claimed was an immovable object.

Tirpitz's picture

Paying off the entire debt would have come far cheaper than the ongoing hidden bank bailouts.

ebworthen's picture

Kill the banks, kill the banks, kill the banks...

slackrabbit's picture

lol just now on bbc, they are blaming greece!

pleseus's picture

Europe seems like a sinking ship with no solution.

Tirpitz's picture

What they lack in direction, they try to make up in speed.

bdc63's picture

Europe IS a sinking ship with no solution.

Al Huxley's picture

I wouldn't worry Europe - after all, it's not necessary to actually DO anything, as long as you're sincere in your desire to TALK about doing something.

GovernmentMule's picture

A quantum duh moment prior to the reset button being pressed.

duckarooni's picture

Kill the poor, form a corporation, process the bodies sell it as spinach and launch the IPO after three years innit. Use teeth as collateral.

(attb)A project for a new US demagogarie 2007 Schedule 3 (II/I pts 3-17)

slewie the pi-rat's picture

fibrulating fibonaccies batman!

it's risk0ff! 

DutchR's picture

Are We going ourselves, I wonder.

earleflorida's picture

New News (   ), that's getting 'reality`old' with a delectable aging process of elimination, that only the "Master Chess Players" could fathom as the 'sandglass clock' quietly, shrills... 'checkmate!


q99x2's picture

Getting kind of late to start a war to skirt the issues. But, not for China. Wait a minute has the US shipped war making to China yet. Hey there's still an opportunity for you you globalist MF'ers.