Thursday, November 20, 2008

Credit Markets: "Back in crisis mode"

by Bill McBride on 11/20/2008 09:29:00 AM

From Bloomberg: Bond Risk Soars to Record as Markets Return to ‘Crisis Mode’ (hat tip Justin)

The cost of protecting corporate bonds from default surged to records around the world as the prospect of U.S. automakers filing for bankruptcy protection fueled concern of more bank losses and a deeper recession.

“Markets are back in crisis mode,” said Agnes Kitzmueller, a Munich-based credit strategist at UniCredit SpA, Italy’s biggest bank. “There is fear in the market.”
Cartoon Eric G. Lewis

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This cartoon from Eric G. Lewis, a freelance cartoonist living in Orange County, CA. was inspired by Professor Duy's post last night: Fed Watch: Policy Adrift