UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The past week compared to the previous ones has become a model of calm. All that can happen is bad – a hurricane approaching America, the imposition of duties on Chinese goods – should happen next week.
In the meantime, investors are pretending to be “all right, beautiful marquise.” Trump seems to have managed to convince the Fed to lower rates, using a trade war as a horror story. The intrigue remained only in the form of the rate of decline.
In our local pond, the positive rolls over. On Wednesday, at an OFZ auction, investors filed a record volume of applications for 80 billion rubles. with a placement volume of 20 billion. Naturally, this pushed bond prices to a new high. True, they have not reached the highs of the beginning of last year, but this is only a matter of time.
LUKoil, which seemed to become an antihero of the Russian stock market after the end of the share buyback, found a second wind amid discussions of a repeat buy-back.
Gazprom published good financials for the second quarter. So far, this has been slightly reflected in prices, but it will become a good reserve for growth in the fall. As a result, we can say that the investors who earned all summer calm and kept money in bonds earned the most.
Yields in federal loan bonds and corporate securities since the beginning of the year are double-digit. Due to low inflation, a decrease in the CBR rate has already been practically resolved, and this opens up the possibility for further growth in prices of debt assets. Thus, if you continue to hold reliable medium-term papers, then your results by the end of the year may pleasantly surprise you.
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