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Europe's "Teleportation To Safety" In One Chart

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While European credit markets have been a roller-coaster today - returning back to their wides now - there is one thing that has remained constant. The inexorable flood of money into Switzerland. Rather shockingly 2Y Swiss interest rates have dropped to -26bps (yes, no typo - you pay 26bps to allow the Swiss government to borrow your money). These are obviously record lows and suggest that events are unfolding extremely rapidly (and those bets on the unsustainability of the SNB peg may be gathering pace).

2Y Swiss Government interest rates are accelerating lower...

and intraday it looks even more incredible...


Today saw the single-biggest drop in 2Y swiss interest rates ever as safety flows are clearly increasing very rapidly...

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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:21 | 2478981 Ted Baker
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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:27 | 2479010 noses
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You mean they lost control over their bladder muscles? Probably. After all that's probably how Lake Zurich came into existence...

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:33 | 2479050 gojam
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Or Sphincters......................


Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:00 | 2479108 TheGardener
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"teleporting" !!! Into a Swiss cheese hole !

Dumb money rules and Europe is beyond sanity and rule.

Wire your fiat anywhere and sorry, we could not process your
transfer because of central bank floods. While we could not
credit your funds held in clouds, we apologize that any
precipitation that does not reach the ground will still be taxed at the 100% virga rate.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:53 | 2479136 potlatch
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oh that was very, very good.  top of the day to you sir!

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:22 | 2478985 Tense INDIAN
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something has happened or are these low yields indicative of something


Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:32 | 2479047 bdc63
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ya think?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:41 | 2479076 brooklynlou
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I feel a great disturbance in the force .... as if millions of bankers suddenly cried out.


MCrosky : Johnny, what can you make outta this? (hands him a Euro)

Johnny : This? Why I could make a hat, or a brooch, a pterodactyl. . .

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:47 | 2479094 kralizec
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Heh, good stuff, that! 

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:23 | 2478988 GerritB
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Have you checked the irish referendum site http://www.referendum.ie?

Especially this comment:

Please note that we are currently carrying out testing on the site. Apologies for any disruption caused during this necessary process.
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:23 | 2478989 EL INDIO
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Somebody knows something

And they are scared shitless !

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:00 | 2479179 BlandJoe24
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What specifically (forex, treasuries, etc) is likely to happen if the Swiss Franc unpegs from the Euro?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:16 | 2479272 Matt
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CHF will go up relative to EUR, I imagine.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:26 | 2479006 Dr. Engali
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It's like watching a horror movie where they show the close up of a person's face and you know right behind them is s psycho that's going to take them out as soon as the turn around. The edge of your seat thriller.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:43 | 2479081 brooklynlou
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He's behind me, isnt he?

Damn ...

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:26 | 2479011 youngman
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If I was a Swiss politician...I would high five myself......you have the world paying off your debts.....lol....

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:46 | 2479093 brooklynlou
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Don't break the Yeager out just yet ... its like a Tsunami wave. Right before it drowns you theres a drawback of the water.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 13:49 | 2480440 Tsunami Wave
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I agree with this statement whole-heartedly +++++++

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 12:06 | 2479850 JeffB
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It's also distorting their markets and economy.

They've been lamenting the bubbles it's blowing there, such as a growing housing bubble.

I'm sure they are NOT happy.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:32 | 2479044 gojam
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All charts appear to be heading south today.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:48 | 2479100 FieldingMellish
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Not all of them. The future is golden (along with those who dig it).

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:38 | 2479068 AUD
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Anyone following what -26bps means in terms of bond price?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:50 | 2479097 Vincent Vega
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It implies zero coupons are trading at a premium.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:52 | 2479133 AUD
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What sort of premium are we talking? How far above face value?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:57 | 2479163 Vincent Vega
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It depends on the coupon and exact maturity date. But roughly speaking the value of the .05 is about $1.00 on 2 year paper. So 25 bps = $5.00 or 1/2 point (about).

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 00:59 | 2482581 o2sd
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<- lookit, a graph



If by bond price, you mean the zero coupon price (discount rate) and if -26bps (-0.26%) is a continuously compounded spot rate then

ZCB (t(i) )= exp( - t(i)*cc.spot%(i))


The bond price should be 1.005214 for a 2Y maturity.


I assume bond yields are quoted as continously compounded spot rates. Yes?No?Beuler?


Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:47 | 2479101 sudzee
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Slightly negative rates are attractive since the inflow of deposits will drive the franc much much higher. Pitty the SNB having no choice except currency controls or driving their economy into the dust.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:50 | 2479119 semperfi
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Is this all going to finally blow up before I'm dead?  Been waiting soooo long now.  Wake me up when it finally does........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 11:08 | 2479590 Overfed
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I'm all for putting this off a little longer. I have some property I want to sell and some PMs to buy.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:53 | 2479139 dingoj
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Man, if I didn't have my shorts working for me I'd be naked!

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:56 | 2479147 orangedrinkandchips
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At what point do you just say FUCK IT?


and stop chasing your tail?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 09:56 | 2479150 semperfi
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And then there's all these geniuses out there saying that the US dollar is dying/doomed, China making currency swap deals with Japan, Australia, etc, petro-dollar doomed, etc, blah blah blah.  And here and now the US dollar is on a tear kicking the ass of every fucking currency on the planet (except the yen, which is quite queer but I guess is par for the course in the queer times we are in).  Riddle me that batman. 

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:10 | 2479241 brooklynlou
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Because the Euro is going to implode and all the pieces of paper that Bernak the Magnificent printed are suddenly shooting up in relative value because the dollar will soon be the planet's sole reserve currency again.

I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that the price Gold will rise as a exit valve for people dumping the Euro and looking to store value but once the Euro does die, Gold will tank.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 11:38 | 2479690 potlatch
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People fail to properyl recognize the level of fuckery possible.  it could be the euro is being taken out on purpose.  cuo bono as always. 


Merkel has seemed to me, never shocked, just mad or even... depressed.  it was all a temporary con. 



Was a nice move, making the world think the West was going to divide itself into two competing currencies.....  Honey badger got them now.


As to who the "them" is.  Well, who would *not* benefit from new "emergency" doll-o or eur-ar?

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:02 | 2479205 Zola
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Isnt that the Wet dream of the FED ? Negative interest rates? 

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:15 | 2479260 Sandmann
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Switzerland used to impose a Bardepot Tax on Deposits which made yield negative. Germany had a Bardepot in the period up to 1974 to hinder capital inflows. It is only in these loop times that people are prepared to subject domestic economies to speculative and random shocks. Extraordinary really. Time to impose Capital Controls generally

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:19 | 2479297 Silvertrader
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It's a real nice market for a forextrader right now. I am making shitloads of money right now.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:23 | 2479326 semperfi
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BRICS DROPPING LIKE A TON OF, WELL, BRICS!!  Ruble -2%, Real -0.5%, Rand -0.5%.  US Dollar back on its way up to 90, perhaps 100 when the Euro explodes in a couple years.  You can take that to the bank.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:55 | 2479519 LawsofPhysics
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I agree, well at least provided that the bank in question is still in business by then.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 15:34 | 2480894 aztec two step
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Actually at the moment Bloomberg has 2 year Swiss at negative 45 basis points. And worse yet is the 4 1/2 year point which I assume is an old 5 year which has rolled down the curve. It yields negative 9 basis points.

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