Fear of default and/or the collapse of the Euro is driving current yields. However, a look at long term history reveals that Spain has had numerous other panic driven yield spikes. Their 10yr Bond yield reflected investor fears in 1820, 1831, 1834, 1851,1867, 1872, 1882 and 1936.


Déjà vu ?

Source: Global Financial Data

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Ralph Dillon rdillon@globalfinancialdata.com

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Psychology

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8 Responses to “Spanish Bond Yields, 1821-2012”

  1. wally says:

    Nothing new under El Sol?

  2. Non Sequor says:

    Yeah I guess it really puts things into perspective to see that the last time there was a big spike in yields was when the country was being taken over by a fascist dictator.

  3. Moss says:

    Then again it could be reminiscent of the prolonged rise that looks to peak in 1982-83.

  4. machinehead says:

    ‘[Spain's] 10yr Bond yield reflected investor fears in 1820, 1831, 1834, 1851,1867, 1872, 1882 and 1936.’

    This sentence is a euphemism that approaches deliberate deception. Reinhart and Rogoff listed Spanish DEFAULTS in the years 1809, 1820, 1831, 1834, 1851, 1867, 1872, 1882, 1936-1939.


    Sell side lugs, gotta love ‘em, huh?

  5. super_trooper says:

    This surely makes those Franco days look great. Democracy is the problem. Viva el dictador?

  6. Lyle says:

    Consider if you go back a bit further that Spain went bankrupt several times in the 17th century the first time in 1576 and again in 1596 1607 at least . They had hit a bonanza in the New World but like many countries with oil managed to fritter it away with things like the Armada and other wars such as the one over the Netherlands . If include this period we see that Spain had a history of very rough economic times in the past. This was while the Hapsburgs were in charge of Spain (and Portugal for a while), and the charts start after the end of the Napoleanic wars and rise of the Bourbon monarchy.

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  8. CHB says:

    Deja vu? Get out the Air-wick, kids.

    Virtually all of the examples can be attributed to war. The aftermath of Napoleon, the Carlist wars and the Civil War of 1936 – a minor point that I believe Rogoff and Reinhart might have missed also.

    You’re OK in your own ‘hood, Barry, but every time you venture east of New Jersey…