EUR Vol: 1m edges lower; Top left lingers at highs
1m edges lower; Top left lingers at highs
Euro vols are broadly lower as the Bund future traded within the range of the past few sessions and finished the day around 50 ticks higher with the 10y yield marked down by -5bps at 2.64%. “There’s no overarching theme for today,” felt one euro dealer.
The 1m expiries continued yesterday’s decline and lost a further 1 to 2.5 normals today, leaving 1m10y marked around 112.2 and towards the lower end of this month’s range.
By contrast, 1y expiries held up better and finished the session a touch higher. For instance, 1y1y is closing up 0.1 at 111.0 normals after peaking around 113.0 intraday on the screens to mark a new 2023 high.
Ahead, one trader felt the left-hand side could stay around elevated levels, “There’s been uncertainty about terminal rates in Europe for a while and now the US is also adding to that uncertainty,” he said. Yesterday Fed Chair Powell said he was prepared to increase the pace of rate hikes, while speaking today he added that no decision had been made about the March meeting.
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