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Emerging Market Spread Compression :, Is it Real or is it Liquidity?, Laura Kodres, Kristian Hartelius, Kenichiro Kashiwase

Despite recent turmoil, spreads on emerging market countries' sovereign bonds have fallen dramatically since mid-2002. Some have attributed the fall to improved economic fundamentals while others to ample global liquidity. The paper models spreads and attempts to empirically distinguish between the two factors. The results indicate that fundamentals, as embedded in credit ratings, are very important, but that expectations of future U.S. interest rates and volatility in those expectations are also a key determinant of emerging market spreads
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Data; A. Variables; Emerging Market Bond Spreads; Tables; 1. Availability of EMBI and EMBI Global; Credit Ratings and Outlooks; Fed Funds Futures; Figures; 1. Changes in Sovereign Credit Ratings and Outlook: January 1991~February 2007; Volatility in the Fed Funds Futures Market; Volatility Index of S&P 500 (VIX); 2. Volatility of Fed Funds Futures Market and Emerging Market Bond Spread; B. Total Credit Rating-Outlook Index (CROI); Log Linearity Between the Spreads and Ratings; 3. VIX and Emerging Market Bond Spread
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
"January 2008."
Physical Description
1 online resource (38 p.)
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