Thin trading amid holiday week
Activity in the euro vol market was described as “a bit of a snooze” by one market participant with volumes reportedly thinning out around the US holiday tomorrow.
In the underlying, the Bund future treaded water at the start of the session before selling off during the afternoon and finishing the day around 50 ticks lower with the 10y yield marked around 2.4375% (+4.5bps).
Elsewhere, vega firmed up a touch with gains of 0.1 to 0.3nvol across the mid-left and bottom right of the grid. “It’s true that seasonally callable supply typically slows,” noted one trader, when asked if supply dynamics could play a factor over the next few weeks.
Euro implieds finished the session broadly lower with 2m and 3m gamma losing up to 1.5 normals. By contrast, 1m expiries firmed up a touch after picking up a couple of business days over the weekend.
New structured issues
For a summary of recent structured issuance, please see EUR MTNs: SPIRE deals; Goldman floaters.