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Spanish Government Sells Its Bonds, At A Price

April 20th, 2012 Comments off

The financial pundits and Eurozone boosters are gloating, with fingers crossed behind their backs. The recent auction of Spanish sovereign bonds by Madrid reached its target sale in excess of two and a half billion euros. But what the cheerleaders ignore is that the bonds sold for only two reasons; a substantial increase in the yield on the 10-year bonds from 5.4 percent to 5.74 percent. The increase of 34 basis points was also helped by the perception that the European bailout fund stands ready to assist Spain and her creditors.

Despite all the recent happy talk about the global economy allegedly “turning the corner” and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis being ameliorated, the signs are all there for those with open eyes. The crisis remains, and despite the policy of kicking the can down the road, all the indicators point to deterioration rather than amelioration.

                 

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