US$ at high of day…

The US$ is at the high of the day vs the euro coincident with Greek CDS at the wides of the morning by 20 bps to 307 bps following the news this morning. This level is a 2 week high. In sympathy, CDS is wider in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland. Bond yields are higher too and Greek stocks in particular closed down 3.4%. There is also an idiotic rumor out there that the Fed is again going to raise the discount rate after doing so a month ago. While they easily may but likely won’t anytime soon, there is zero chance the possibility of it would leak to a Wall St trading desk.

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