Will The Current Market Distortions Last?
Recent market trends such as equity and debt strength, the periphery outperforming the core, Europe outperforming the US, banks outperforming non-financials, and unsecured credit outperforming secured all seem predicated on the belief that there will be a funding plan for Spain and Italy. The ECB's gradual draining of assets from the market combined with hopes of more liquidity (something we are already not short of) has created a problem of 'excess demand' but, as Citi's Matt King notes, this 'scarcity factor' has suspended normal market relationships. The question is, across a variety of scenarios, which recent market trends are more vulnerable than others.
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