Saturday, January 08, 2011

Portuguese Bonds Headed For Excitement

Let's see a show of hands . . . who's sold their Portuguese bonds yet?  Those who haven't are in for some fun times thanks to spiking yields:

Borrowing rates edged up across much of the rest of Europe after a eurozone growth figure was revised down, but traders were by far most worried about Portugal — its 10-year government bond yield spiked above 7.1 percent.

Didn't Greece have to go the IMF when its own bond yields exhibited this kind of action?  I wish I had the data to confirm it but I just don't care that much about European bonds.  I only pay attention to this kind of action when collapsing confidence in European economies makes equities temporarily cheaper.

Full disclosure:  No positions in European bonds.