Action on the short end of EU sovereign debt curves - Italian 6-month yields diving 100 bps to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Action on the short end of EU sovereign debt curves - Italian 6-month yields diving 100 bps to 1.7% in 2 weeks - provides evidence the ECB's LTRO is having great effect, with banks happily taking 1% central bank money and playing the carry trade. It's an indirect form of QE says SocGen and perhaps explains euro weakness in the face of renewed "risk" appetite.