SPAINWRECK: European Bond Yields Explode After Some Ugly Auctions

ORIGINAL POST: Things are going from bad to worse in Europe this morning. Italy’s bond yields hit a new high. French yields are hitting a new high. Sovereign CDS are widening.

And now Spain…

One of the original PIIGS that people have forgotten about for a while is back with a vengeance.

It just held a 10-year bond auction, and according to CNBC’s Beccy Meehan, the yield was an eye-popping 6.975%.

Here comes 7%.

You can get a sense of Spain’s recent wild ride here, although this doesn’t even capture today’s big upward move in yields

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Markets are in the red across Europe, although they’re not quite as bad as they were a few hours ago.

At this point, Italy is down just 0.5%. Germany is down 0.8%.

US futures have had a very volatile morning, moving from gains, to losses, to flat as of 8:45 AM.

It case it weren’t totally obvious by now… IT’S TIME FOR THE ECB.

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