ECB October Meeting Could Start Tapering

TVC:EUBUND   Euro Bund

"A hawkish ECB has placed German bund             yields squarely in the spotlight

Once described as the “short of a lifetime” by the likes of bond gurus Jeffrey Gundlach and Bill Gross, bets on German government bond yields, or bunds, heading higher have preoccupied the minds of investors who highlight the divergence between German and U.S. bonds.

Yet, talk of investors wagering for the gap to narrow have gathered momentum recently.

What’s the catalyst?

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has hinted that a more substantial discussion of the tapering of the ECB’s €60 billion ($71.7 billion) monthly asset purchases at its October meeting. Many investors have bet on that yield differential to narrow, with many wagering for the value of bunds to fall, pushing yields higher."

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