sentix ASR Essentials 06-2015

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Economic optimism tempers Bond enthusiasm

The latest Sentix survey points to still improving economic expectations for the eurozone and Germany (with the sentix German Expectations indicator reaching record highs this month). However, good news on economic expectations may be bad news for eurozone bonds. A growing belief in a brighter economic outlook for Germany and the Eurozone appears to be tempering survey respondents’ enthusiasm for Bonds. Survey readings indicate that economics as a ‘bond topic’ has become markedly less bond-bullish on a six month view (see Chart 3, page 2). Bonds may be trending higher, but improving macro views appear to be tempering investors’ enthusiasm for Eurozone bonds in the medium-term.

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