Spain, as you may have heard, does not have a lot going for it at the moment. Its bond yields have crossed 7 percent, unemployment is at something like 70 percent, and on Monday, it announced a rather poorly received bailout of the country’s banks. Investors don’t want to touch their financial institutions with a 100 foot pole. One bank that knew this rejection all too well? Banco Santander, probably on account of the open sores.
Anyone who thought the Spanish bank bailout announcement would be followed by a rally in risk asset prices and a collapse in local government borrowing rates may have been a little too optimisitic. Indeed, borrowing costs in Spain s... Read Post
We've been noting a shift in opinion about the Spanish bank bailout today, as the Spanish IBEX 35 rallies and the meteoric rise in Spanish bond yields appears to be subsiding. So we reached out to Peter Tchir, manager of hedge fund ... Read Post