sentix ASR Essentials 46-2014


Economic expectations temper Bond optimism

The latest sentix survey suggests that a revival in investors' views on the economic outlook for Germany and the Eurozone is tempering their enthusiasm for Bunds. This week's survey included responses on the macro outlook, which revealed that participants viewed economics as continuing to become less bond-bullish on a six month view (see Chart 3, page 2). This is consistent with signs that the sentiment tide on Eurozone bonds may be turning. Near-term sentiment readings for Bund futures have fallen back to relatively neutral levels, while optimism on a more strategic, medium-term viewpoint is also beginning to weaken (Chart 2). Macro still matters for bond sentiment.

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