Credit traders’ kickstand: curve flatteners and skew trades gain ground

By Dan Alderson

Grinding tighter is the order of the day in credit markets – and indeed looks likely to be the order for much of next week, with an absence of obvious events and catalysts to dictate otherwise. But the strength of the rally in CDS indices has left ‘catch up’ opportunities for relative value traders in curve, basis and even skew based strategies, say market participants

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TAGS: CDS Europe High yield bonds Investment grade credit Credit derivatives North America Kickstand