dinsdag 10 juli 2018

Italian Bank Stocks Tumble As Savona Warns Of Euro Break-Up

“We could find ourselves in a situation where we are not the ones taking the decision [to leave the euro], but others do that,” European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona told lawmakers in Rome this morning, adding that "we need to be prepared to face such a shock." While Italian bond yields blipped higher and then retraced on the headlines, Italian bank stocks were hit hard and are back at one-week lows now...


EURUSD is fading but not specifically on these headlines. However, what is of note is the fact that Italian redenomination risk remains significantly elevated - having ignored any normalization seen in other assets since Italy's crisis exploded (and the Italian Central Bank bought a record amount of BTPs to save the perception of markets)... Perhaps the realization of "fiscal money" is closer than many would like to believe...