Monday, July 25, 2011

Update on Europe

by Bill McBride on 7/25/2011 07:10:00 PM

UPDATE: President Obama Press Conference at 9PM ET.

From the WSJ: Europe Rates Resume Climb

By Monday afternoon, Spain's [Ten year] debt was being traded at a yield of 6%, or 3.24 percentage points above the rate on German bonds, seen as a risk-free investment. The rate represented an upswing from 5.7% last Thursday, just as news of the new bailout deal for Greece began to emerge. On July 18, the rate hit 6.3%.

Italy was paying 5.5%, up from 5.2% on Thursday, but down from 5.8% on July 18.
Yields moved higher today, but are still below the previous peaks. The Greek 2 year yield is up to 28.1% (was above 39%).

The Portuguese 2 year yield is down to 15.3% (was above 20%)

The Irish 2 year yield is up to 15.4% (was above 23%).

The Italian 2 year yield is up to 4.0%. And the Spanish 2 year yield is up to 4.2%.

Here are the links for bond yields for several countries (source: Bloomberg):
Greece2 Year5 Year10 Year
Portugal2 Year5 Year10 Year
Ireland2 Year5 Year10 Year
Spain2 Year5 Year10 Year
Italy2 Year5 Year10 Year
Belgium2 Year5 Year10 Year
France2 Year5 Year10 Year
Germany2 Year5 Year10 Year