Offered again but dealers lend support
Euro vols stayed offered for most of the session with the right-hand side leading the move for a second day. In the underlying, global rates rallied and saw the Bund future gain 1.5 points while the 10y yield declined by 10bps to 2.20%.
Implied vols in the top right were down as much as 5 normals intra-day, before most pieces saw a slight bounce into the close. “Dealers that were left long from fast money accounts are probably keen to bid it up a bit into the close,” argued one rival dealer.
Elsewhere, the top left nudged lower with 1y1y marked down 0.9 at 98.1nvol. “The selling momentum appears to have run out of steam,” felt one trader. He added that interest for receivers could also be creeping into the market.
Ahead, he argued there was still some scope for vols to fall farther, “With the peak of the hiking cycle in sight, there is an argument that vols can come lower still when you look at implied from a historical context,” he reckoned. That said, some dollar traders are eyeing support to come into their market which could ripple across into euro vol, see USD Vol.
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