1st quarter GDP was down 5.5 percent year-on-year versus the previous flash estimate of a 4.8 percent contraction for Greece.
Greek Sovereign CDS 5 year reached a record 1510 bps on the 9th of June as I am writting, whereas Portugal reached another record at 720 bps and Ireland at 693 bps.
Please note Greece represents 1/15th of the SOVX index currently traded.
Europe Sovereign CDS are trading wider on the 9th of June:
Interesting to see Santander Senior 5 Year CDS trading tighter than Spain Sovereign CDS 5 year. Note the close correlation at the beginning of the chart and the evolution.
US banks as well are drifting wider, due to US rating concerns, and the ongoing fight about tighter regulation between the FED and the banks:
I am still very cautious on banks stocks in general. It's better to own preferred shares than common stock. There are additional risks for dilution for European banks shares, given some needs to raise additional capital.