Indeed, interesting, brought to you by credit strategists at BNP Paribas today, my emphasis in bold and underlined:
It is interesting to note that while European bank paper (Senior and LT2) has widened on the back of sovereign concerns, US bank paper (Senior and LT2) has widened more over the last month due to housing double-dip, legal issues and relatively weaker economic environment. This US bank underperformance stresses two key points, namely that the GIP sovereign crisis is increasingly being seen as idiosyncratic and manageable while the US economic slowdown if sustained is likely to become a bigger issue in June.
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Well, let's see!