Private Placement: European Companies Issue Debt Simply Because the ECB will Buy That Debt

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

Debt Seller’s Paradise

Things are so absurd in the Eurozone that the ECB is buying private placement debt with little regard for safety. In turn, private equity companies issue debt simply because they know in advance the ECB will buy it.

It’s a startling example of how the market is adapting to extremes of monetary policy, and it’s a safe conclusion the experiment will not end well.

For now, it’s a Seller’s Paradise as Companies Build Bonds for European Central Bank to Buy.

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