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ECB QE: A numbers game – TDS

Pooja Kumra, European Rates Strategist at TDS, notes that the ECB has provided us with a clear roadmap to the end of its Asset Purchase Programme (APP).

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“In absolute term, we still think that the taper in net asset purchases in Q4 18 is likely to have a small impact on the rates side. This is because of very favorable net EGB Issuance (Gross supply-Principal redemption-Net buying) in H2 18.”

“Even after the end of QE in December, we believe that Bunds will continue to enjoy some form of scarcity premium.”

“Meanwhile, the QE scarcity premium should be less visible in Supras as compared to AAA German/Dutch paper.”

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