- Equities volumes were high and bid-ask spreads were wide. Bond spreads improved week-on-week.
- Earnings results include Qualcomm, BNP Paribas, HSBC, and Volkswagen.
- Spotlight on the Fed’s May interest rate decision and more earnings results.
- US axe data, which is within normal ranges, indicates a higher proportion of selling versus buying of credit.
Europe / UK
- Equities volumes jumped mid-week and spreads are wide. Bond spreads are tighter week-on-week.
- Bilateral and dark trading saw spikes in activity, suggesting traders moved off-exchange to source liquidity.
- The Eurozone inflation rate Tuesday, unemployment data Wed, and the ECB’s interest rate decision on Thursday.
- EU axe data, which is within normal ranges, suggests a slightly more substantial proportion of EU dealers buying versus selling credit.
- GDP axe data, within normal ranges, suggests slightly higher net selling versus buying of credit.