Hidden Credit Risk, Jobs, and the Sudden “De-Frothing” Reversal

Published on
March 5th, 2021
Duration
39 minutes


Hidden Credit Risk, Jobs, and the Sudden “De-Frothing” Reversal

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Jack Farley, Ash Bennington, and Ed Harrison

Published on: March 5th, 2021 • Duration: 39 minutes

Real Vision senior editor Ash Bennington welcomes managing editor Ed Harrison and editor Jack Farley to make sense of today’s confounding price action. Growthy names plummeted alongside re-opening stocks like cruise lines and airlines, only for a sudden risk reversal to take place midday for all U.S. stock indexes to end the day deep in the green. Harrison and Bennington analyze today’s non-farm payroll numbers, which showed strength in the labor market concentrated in the beleaguered leisure and hospitality sector. After the three explore how rising bond yields impact credit spreads and credit risk, Harrison investigates whether the rotation away from growth and into value and re-opening stocks will be a lasting trend. Farley provides data concerning SPACs, showing that the number of special purpose acquisition vehicles trading below $10 has steadily rose and why this could be another sign of the fragility of growth stocks.