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The Context 04.06.20

US Investment Grade Corps: Phenomenal Debt Binge

Just three corporate issuers came to the US high-grade primary market on Friday, the end of a blistering week of issuance when $118.1bln of bonds were priced – the busiest primary week of all time – unseating the prior week's $109.8bln. A total 51 issuers, or the most all-time, came to primary last week.

Euro Corp Comment: Busiest Week Ever as Borrowers Rush to Raise Capital

It was a week like no other in the European corporate bond market where no fewer than 26 IG borrowers printed a combined 49 euro tranches for a total of EUR39.65bn. That made last week comfortably the busiest week ever for the asset class, blowing the previous record of EUR23.05bn (w/e 6-Sep-2019) out the water.

The EUR Week – Bias is Bearish

Modest risk appetite at the start of the week feels tentative and unlikely to gather much steam, and we suspect ongoing demand for dollars into any dips will prevail.

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