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Could Mounting Crises Sink Brazil’s Bolsonaro?

Even with a political career full of controversy and condemnation, Jair Bolsonaro built a new coalition of voters and won the Brazilian presidential election in a landslide. Now, he’ll need every bit of fervent support he’s gained as a cascade of political crises and one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks threaten to sink his presidency. #Brazil#Politics#BloombergProfiles ——-Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_… [embedded...

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Big Week Ahead

Next week is important. Two G7 central banks meet and at least half a dozen emerging market central banks. There is a European Summit and perhaps a political effort to reinvigorate the UK-EU trade talks, which seem to be crashing on the shoals of stubbornness. The ECB offers its most generous long-term targeted loan that is bound to see earlier loans rolled into this new one. Further evidence that the world's largest economy has taken a baby step toward recovery.  Let's unpack next...

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7/1/20: BRIC Composite PMIs 4Q 2019

Composite Global economic activity, as measured by Composite PMI has slowed down markedly in 2019 compared to 2018. In 2018, average Composite Global PMI (using quarterly averages) stood at 53.6. This fell back to 51.7 in 2019. In 4Q 2019, average Global Composite activity index stood at 51.3, virtually unchanged on 51.4 in 3Q 2019. Overall, Global Composite PMI has now declined in 7 consecutive quarters.  This weakness in the Global economic activity is traceable also to BRIC...

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7/1/20: BRIC Services PMIs 4Q 2019

BRIC Services PMIs have been a mixed bag in 4Q 2019, beating overall Global Services PMI, but showing similar weaknesses and renewed volatility.Brazil Services PMI slipped  in 4Q 2019, falling from 51.8 in 3Q 2019 to 51.0. Statistically, this level of activity is consistent with zero growth conditions. In the last four quarters, Brazil's services sector activity ranged between a high of 52.3 and a low of 48.6, showing lack of sustained growth momentum in the sector.Russia Services sector...

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2/7/19: Earnings and Market Valuations: Equity PEs

While P/E ratios are gamable and informationally highly restrictive, the metric is still a useful one when considering as to how expensive/cheap equity can be. Here is the latest chart via @topdowncharts showing P/E ratios based on 10 year average earnings (smoother series, but the long average is even less informationally rich than pure P/Es): Which makes:U.S. markets overvalued in excess of 2006-2007 peaks, but less than in the blowout bubble of the dot.com era; Developed markets...

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A life of boom and bust: Can Argentina break the cycle?

A century ago, Argentina was one of the ten richest countries in the world. But crisis after crisis has earned it the dubious distinction of being the only nation ever to regress to developing country status. With hyperinflation, devaluations and IMF bailouts now facts of life, we meet the people who have lived through a major economic crisis roughly once every decade – including a taxi driver who lost everything in the 2001 crisis and now earns more money selling antiques. We also...

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Why 2011

The eurodollar era saw not one but two credit bubbles. The first has been studied to death, though almost always getting it wrong. The Great Financial Crisis has been laid at the doorstep of subprime, a bunch of greedy Wall Street bankers insufficiently regulated to have not known any better. That was just a symptom of the first. The housing bubble itself was more than housing. What was going on in the shadows wasn’t bounded by national borders or geography. Some called it “hot money”, to...

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As See On Forbes: Turkey’s Bubble Is Bursting

As seen on Forbes by RealInvestmentAdvice.com’s Jesse Colombo: “Turkey’s Bubble Is Bursting.” For the past five years, I’ve been warning about a dangerous credit bubble that has been developing in Turkey’s economy. Ultra-low interest rates led to a borrowing binge that created an artificial economic boom that most people thought was a legitimate, sustainable boom. Since the summer of 2018, however, Turkey’s central bank was forced to raise interest rates dramatically to stem the sharp...

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Ten Plus Plus Great Weekend Reads – March 15

Markets Active investors are depressed, but not depressed enough – FT Over his long and illustrious career, Mr Buffett has beaten the market handily, but over the past 10 years, the return of Berkshire Hathaway shares is 274 per cent. Which looks impressive until you consider the S&P 500 has returned 273 per cent.  – FT Liquidity is the scary absentee in stocks’ rebound – FT The Flowless Stock Recovery Economics You Never Know When a Recession Will Sneak Up on – NY Times...

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An EM warning

avFor several months, the BAML Fund Manager Survey shows that global institutions have been piling into emerging market equities. The purchase of EM equities has been a smart move, as they have been leading the market upwards. However, their time in a leadership role may be coming to an end owing to a series of disappointments. EM started to top out against the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI) in early February, and relative performance has been rolling over ever since....

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