Markit Recap – 2/22/2016

Last summer saw investors turn to shorting bond ETFs as the bond market kicked back to into life amid the Greek crisis. Volatility has continued in earnest in 2016 as the Markit iTraxx Europe index, which tracks CDS spreads across investment grade issuers, hit a three year high of 121 bps earlier this month. The surging credit risk across Europe (and globally) has seen investors short European listed bond ETFs with renewed vigour.
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