1999-12-15 Brief pull back

Daily Brady Bond Trading Commentary

Wednesday December 15, 1999 

A brief pull back Wednesday afternoon sent some Brazilian sovereign debt close to a point off its highs,

but the positive momentum in the market has hardly been upset.

Clients are adding to positions, encouraged this week by Brazil's stated intentions to continue buying back Brady debt next year.The market has been driven by these limited flows and dealer positioning, and not by particular news events.

Venezuelan assets held their ground as the market awaits official results on the constitutional referendum. President Chavez' latest talk of the dire consequences of a "no" vote has not affected market sentiment, as it is widely expected that the constitution will pass by a wide margin. 

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Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc.

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