EUR Vol: Implieds offered again; 1m bounces off lows

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Euro implieds were mostly offered across the grid although 1m expiries bounced off recent lows.

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  • Implieds offered; 1m gains 
  • New structured issues

    Implieds offered; 1m gains
    Euro implieds were offered across most of the grid today as rates rallied earlier in the session before finishing near unchanged. The 10y Bund future was last trading -2 ticks while the 10y Bund yield was marked around 2.3875% (+1bp).

    "The resolution of the debt crisis in the US and a move lower in dollar vols that we saw last week have also weighed on euro vols," one trader suggested. Today 1y10y dropped by -0.8nvol to 96.3 normals, just a few shy normals of the 2023 low hit in early February around 93.1nvol. 

    An exception to today’s decline was in the 1m expiries, nudging higher by 0.5 to 1.3 normals, having picked up a couple of business days over the weekend.


    At the same time, this week’s ECB and FOMC meeting present near-term event risks. "Overall, it makes sense for some protection this week, but it's more for the FOMC than ECB meeting," one euro trader reckoned. 

    For instance, 1m10y today bounced off the 2023 lows reached last Friday and was marked +1.3nvol at 87.3 normals.

    For euro option trades on the SDR see here and for volumes please see here. Note that the Total Derivatives SDR now shows broker/platform information for each trade, where available.


    New structured issues

  • KfW issued €100m 10y NC1 callable due Jun 2033. Coupon pays 4% with calls in Jun 2024 and Jun 2026. Led by Goldman Sachs.

  • RBC issued €15m CMS-linked EMTN due Jun 2034. Coupon pays EUR 20y CMS +116bps floored at 2% and capped at 6%. Self-led.

  • SPIRE issued €40m repack due 15 Feb 2051. Coupon pays 3.65% and backed by unspecified repack. Further details unavailable. Led by Citi.