The Global Macro Monitor defines “macro swan” as any global macroeconomic or financial event with the capacity to spill over into world markets causing risk aversion and lower asset prices. – GMM
The Governing Council used its June meeting to announce that asset purchases will phased out by the end of December, signaling the euro zone has the economic momentum to put the tool back on the shelf. But it was a pledge to keep interest rates at current record lows “at least through the summer of 2019” that caught investors by surprise, striking down market expectations that borrowing costs might rise as soon as the first half of next year.
As mentioned yesterday, the Merkel government is under threat by a growing rebellion with her coalition over immigration.
There is a risk that the CSU could break away, or at least trigger a confidence vote in Mrs Merkel’s leadership. In the 709-seat Bundestag (lower house) the CDU has 200 seats and the CSU 46.
The ruling coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) has 399 seats, but without the CSU that would fall to 353 – less than a majority. – BBC
This is a tail risk that the market is utterly oblivious has yet to focus on. Keep it on your radar.
The Argentine peso got obliterated today.
Some think a sudden stop of capital flows to the emerging markets is underway. We don’t think so.
There is no way in hell the IMF would cobble together a $50 billion program, it largest stabilization program ever, to watch it pissed away to finance debt rollovers and capital flight. Listen carefully to the IMF.
That doesn’t mean the volatility and pressure on EM won’t continue. It will until prices adjust and offer investors a
decent juicy enough risk adjusted return to wade back in.
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan Post Insurance Co (7181.T), one of the largest Japanese institutional investors, plans to buy emerging market bonds if other investors dump those assets as the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, the firm’s senior managing director said. – Reuters