Markit Recap – 10/17/2016

There are no shortage of factors that have troubled market participants this year: Brexit; US monetary policy direction; fragility in European banks; oil prices. All of these issues, and others, have caused credit spreads to widen at various intervals in 2016.

But the last few weeks have seen calmness return to the credit markets. The VolX Europe, which shows the realised volatility in the Markit iTraxx Europe index, hit 26.4% this week, which is the lowest level for almost two