There’s some chatter about the rout in Greek bonds in the past week.
Here are the factors:
- Talk about Greece leaving IMF programs
- About $164 billion in bad Greek debts
- Periphery bond funds liquidating (PIMCO)
- Markets are expressing disappointment in the ECB’s purchase programs
The only factor that would be a genuine cause for alarm is #4 but it’s worth keeping an eye on.
Greek 10-year yield trend breaking
I mocked Greek finance minister Venizelos last week when he said they could borrow cheaper than at the IMF. 10-year yields were at 5.80% then and they’ve moved to 6.46% since.