Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Loans Versus Bonds Relative Value: Week Of May 21

The first tightening in both asset classes, as loans widened by 3 bps and bonds: by 12 bps. Third derivative? Continuing on the theme from the prior week, Neiman Marcus bonds continue widening and now the bonds have joined the party as well. The biggest bond widener last week was First Data, while the squeeze is likely extracting the last few drops of blood from Sealy shorts. Look for the inevitable pullback over the next few days.

Some bizarro world factoids: Aeroflex, Laureate and Pantry loans widened while bonds tightened.

Data from LoanConnector Sphere: Related Content
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