UPDATE: US equities surge on day-session open (as AAPL hits low of day)
Perception; Independence; Conditionality; Unlimited; Fully-Effective-Backstop. Draghi ‘nailed-it’ on the drinking game but it seems the world is not amused. The market’s reaction to the new OMT is modest EUR weakness (and more JPY weakness), practically no change from US equities (and modest weakness in European equities), Gold and Silver disappointed at the ‘conditionality’ and not total print-fest; and yet 2Y Italian and Spanish bond yields – which flatlined for a while, are now dropping faster and the longer-dated Italian and Spanish yields are dropping also. US Treasuries are 5-6bps higher in yield. In Summary: “Spanish bonds soaring on hope Spanish bonds will plunge to allow Spanish bonds to soar on ECB purchases” – everything else not impressed.