Spanish stocks rebounded Thursday while the pressure on the country's government bonds eased, as investors reacted positively to the government's confirmation that it will nationalize the country's fourth largest bank.
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish stocks rebounded Thursday while the pressure on the country's government bonds eased, as investors reacted positively to the government's confirmation that it will nationalize the country's fourth largest bank....
The overnight session started with more weakness out of Asia, where chatter that the BOJ may end up doing nothing despite all the trial balloons (as we hinted yesterday), sent the USDJPY sliding, pushing the Nikkei lower, leading to a 7th consecutive decline in the Topix, the longest such stretch since 2014 even though the BOJ is now actively buying a record amount of ETFs. However, the modest dip in S&P futures and European stocks proved too much for BTFD algos, and risk promptly rebounded.
European, Asian stocks and S&P futures all fell in another quiet, low-volume early session. With oil entering a bull market yesterday (after sliding into a bear market just weeks ago), and set for its longest run of gains in 4 years after, overnight crude stumbled, and reversed early gains, falling for the first time in seven days driven by rebound in the dollar which gained versus all G-10 currencies with commodity currencies underperforming.
MUMBAI: Government bonds (G-Secs) prices rebounded smartly, breaking a two-session downtrend following fresh demand from corporates and retail investors. Interbank call money market, however remained lackluster due to mute demand from borrowing banks in the face of high liquidity movement in the system. The 7.59 per cent government security maturing in 2026 rose to Rs 100.90 from Rs 100.78 earlier, while its yield softened to 7.46 per from 7.47 per cent.
I continue to see many bloggers suggesting that bank nationalization is a fait accompli and that anyone who isn't on board right now is in denial. It is far less common that bloggers give serious consideration to the difference between a bank and a bank holding company. In fact I usually don't see that critical distinction mentioned at all.
I believe that bank nationalization is now very likely. It may even be desirable. The term nationalization, however, clouds judgment on both sides of the debate. It's better to think of what we want to do as bankruptcy. Many of the major banks are insolvent. When the liabilities of an ordinary firm exceed its assets the firm enters one of a variety of types of bankruptcy procedure during which management is often removed, the firm is sold or reorgani