European Stocks End Green; Sovereigns And Credit Not So Much

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It's happening again. The euphoria is fading in the critical fulcrum security markets but stocks remain oblivious in their momentum-heavy liquidity-less way. Spanish and Italian sovereign bonds ended weaker - quite notably weaker in the case of Spain with the curve flattening significantly as the much-heralded front-end started to give some back and 10Y spain leaked back up towards 7% yields. Compared to post Draghi-'believe' (and post-Draghi 'reality') the Spanish and Italian stock markets are cock-a-hoop - massively outperforming. European equity markets in general are now the Usain Bolt compared with the Derek Redmond of European credit markets as once again stock holders are either last to get the joke or first to be ignorant enough to play the ECB's game of chicken. Spain's IBEX is now +13% from Thursday's close, followed by Italy +10% - but Italy and Spain 10Y bonds are still wide of the pre-Draghi 'reality' trough in spreads. German and Swiss rates increased modestly today but the latter remains negative out to 6Y.

European stocks 'decoupling' from European credits' less sanguine reality...

 

Deja Vu for Spain? as stocks surge while the critical bonds DO NOT!

 

and ITA/SPA bounced off the pre-Draghi reality press conference levels...leaking wider today...

and the Spanish (below) and Italian curves bear flattened quite notably...

 

Charts: Bloomberg