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Valens Credit Weekly Insights for August 27, 2020

August 26, 2020

Credit and Market Mispricings
Most Compelling Credit v Equity Market Mispricings
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Most Compelling Credit Rating Dislocations
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Most Compelling CDS Market Mispricings
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Most Compelling Bond Market Mispricings
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Highlighted Top Ideas
AER – AerCap Holdings N.V.
FCX – Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
OC – Owens Corning

Aggregate Credit Market and Credit Fundamental Review
The IG market is currently fairly valued. HY and XO markets have seen CDS move wider than iCDS again recently even after markets have normalized. Overall, costs of borrowing rose dramatically in due to coronavirus concerns, before stabilizing again recently thanks to the Fed’s actions to calm markets. While the overblown reaction in credit markets has since moderated, HY and XO markets remain mispriced.