Implieds find support amid profit-taking
Euro implieds are closing the session mixed with several pieces that had been under pressure recently finding some support. In the underlying, rates rallied with the 10y Bund future last up 75 ticks while the 10y Bund yield was down 4.5bps at 2.16%.
Among the pieces finishing higher were pieces in the top left, “Most likely there is some covering of short positions. The market moved (lower) quite fast and some will be quick to take profit,” suggested one trader. Shorter-dated expiries closed up to 4 normals higher while slightly further out 1y1y was unchanged around 98.1 normals.
By contrast, one trader observed that USD vol had been more pressured around the top left so far during today’s trading. “I think positioning could be a bit different in dollars. It had been looking cheaper and there seem to be fewer shorts (compared to euro vol),” he reckoned.
Elsewhere, right-hand side vols were mixed with short-dated expiries such as 1m10y gaining 2.7 while further out 6m10y closed down 2.2 normals.
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