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Six Weeks that Could Shake the World

May 31, 2018
The first five months of the year have plenty of unwelcomed surprises for investors. Volatility throughout the capital markets rose, despite the continued net expansion of central bank balance sheets, as the reduction of the Fed's balance sheet is offset by continued buying by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank.Existential risk in…
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Don't Confuse Calmer Markets with Resolution

May 31, 2018
The global capital markets that were in panic mode on Tuesday stabilized yesterday, and corrective forces have carried into today's activity.  However, the underlying issues in Italy and Spain are hardly clarified in the past 48 hours.  Moreover, the US push on trade is intensifying again.  The temporary exemptions for the EU, Canada, and Mexi…
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Great Graphic: Euro Bulls Stir but Hardly Shaken

May 30, 2018
When one trades futures, one declares whether one has an underlying business need, in which case one is considered a commercial.  If no underlying business need exists, one is classified as a non-commercial, which in the vernacular of the market is a speculator. 
This first Great Graphic, created on Bloomberg, shows the net speculative euro positio…
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FAQ: What Happened to Rome?

May 30, 2018
Italian capital markets are having a spasm that by some measures is more acute than was experienced during the 2011-2012 sovereign crisis period.  We suspect the reprieve being experienced today--after a move historic proportions yesterday--will be short-lived. Market participants see the greatest existential risk to the eurozone since before the …
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Italian Reprieve, Euro Bounces, Trade Tensions Rise

May 30, 2018
After what could be described as a 15-sigma event yesterday in the Italian bond market, a reprieve today has seen the euro recover a cent from yesterday's lows.  While the political situation in Italy is worrisome, many observers suspect that the new banking rules exacerbated the illiquidity that explains outsized moves.  Italy's 10-year b…
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Fed Still On Track to Hike Rates Next Month

May 29, 2018
Investors are seeing turmoil in the capital markets and a decline in US interest rates, including at the short-end.  Some are suggesting that market has become less confident of Fed hike next month. Our work suggests this is premature and the  Fed funds futures market continues to nearly fully discount a hike at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting …
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Emerging Market Preview: Week Ahead

May 29, 2018
(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)

EM FX has started the week mixed.  Some relief was seen as US rates stalled out last week, but this Friday’s jobs number could be key for the next leg of this dollar rally.  On Wednesday, the Fed releases its Beige book for the upcoming June 13 FOMC meeting, where a 25 bp hike is widely expected.  We believe EM FX …
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Dollar and Yen Surge

May 29, 2018
The world looks in turmoil, and the dollar and yen are the chief beneficiaries.  The epicenter of the tension is in Europe, and the euro has been sold to near $1.15 and sterling to $1.3200.  The dollar slumped a little through JPY108.45, its lowest level since April 23.  The dollar is higher against all the emerging market currencies, led by a 1.3…
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What Happened Monday?

May 28, 2018
Italian politics dominated Monday's activity.  Initially, the euro reacted positively in Asia to news that the Italian President had blocked the proposed finance minister.  A technocrat government would be appointed to prepare for new elections. 
The euro reversed course by midday in Asia, several hours before European markets opened.   The mov…
What Happened Monday? What Happened Monday? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 28, 2018 Rating: 5
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