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This week:

   Topic of the week: The Maastricht criteria, remains of an ancient world


  • The Maastricht criteria and their modern incarnation, the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), have been seldom respected since the introduction of the euro. Their credibility is therefore highly questionable.

  • Nevertheless, they have led to a pro-cyclical policy that accentuates economic cycles.
  • Reform therefore seems more than desirable, not only to avoid adverse effects of the CSP, but also to improve its credibility.


   Market review: Lagarde wins a battle, not yet the war

  • ECB ups the ante with increased pace of PEPP purchases in Q2;
  • Yields resume rising in the US, as investors eye FOMC;
  • Large sector rotation but market indices gain;
  • Renewed credit spread compression.

Nasdaq vs. Russel 2000 (Dec 95 = 100)

Figure of the week

The default rate on the European HY would be less than 3% according to our credit analysts. It had exceeded 10% in 2009.
The policy mix has done wonders to keep businesses afloat.

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  • Stéphane Déo

    Stéphane Déo

    Head of markets strategy

  • Axel Botte

    Axel Botte

    Global strategist

  • Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Developed countries strategist

  • Zouhoure Bousbih

    Zouhoure Bousbih

    Emerging countries strategist

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