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Daily Market Data Dump: Wednesday

Takeaway: A closer look at global macro market developments.

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Widely Watched Widow-Maker (for Long Bond Bears)

Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough. Click here to learn more.

 

"... But, but… “they’re expensive” (Old Wall PM speak for I didn’t and don’t own them) and “eventually” the bubble in bonds “has to pop” (but in “stocks”, never – always room to go higher)…

 

That’s what’s been filling up my inbox for the past few weeks. And that’s primarily because long-term bond yields, globally, bounced off their all-time lows. The widely watched widow-maker (for Long Bond Bears) – Japanese Government Bonds – sold off 22 basis points!" 

 

CHART OF THE DAY: The Widely Watched Widow-Maker (for Long Bond Bears) - 08.10.16 chart


Cartoon of the Day: Twilight Zone

Cartoon of the Day: Twilight Zone - Euro Zone cartoon 08.09.2016

 

One of our top three 3Q16 Macro Themes is #EuropeImploding.


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The BS Filter: Krugmania... Going Negative... Hopes, Rumors & Speculation

Takeaway: Here's our take on some of today's top financial stories.

The BS Filter: Krugmania... Going Negative... Hopes, Rumors & Speculation - Lower for longer cartoon 05.28.2015

Krugmania!

It's time to borrow, says noted Keynsian and NYTimes columnist Paul Krugman.

 

"... The federal government can borrow at incredibly low interest rates: 10-year, inflation-protected bonds yielded just 0.09 percent on Friday. Put these two facts together — big needs for public investment, and very low interest rates — and it suggests not just that we should be borrowing to invest, but that this investment might well pay for itself even in purely fiscal terms." 

 

Fellow economist Kenneth Rogoff echoed the sentiment on Project Syndicate

 

OUR TAKE: Classic Keynsian economics. When all else fails, spend, spend spend...

Going Negative...

"Recent economic data show consumers are saving more in Germany and Japan, and in Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden, three non-eurozone countries with negative rates, savings are at their highest since 1995, the year the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development started collecting data on those countries," the Wall Street Journal reports. Apparently, WSJ continues, negative rate policies (NIRP) have the unintended consequence of undermining confidence in these respective economies.

 

OUR TAKE: Macro markets have already sniffed out slowing economic growth and NIRP negativity. Year-to-date, Euro Stoxx 600 is -5.8% and the Nikkei is down -11.9%.

HOpes, Rumors & Speculation

Reuters writes, "Oil edged further above $45 a barrel on Tuesday as forecasts for a drop in U.S. inventories and speculation of producer action to prop up prices countered concern about a supply glut." The OPEC oil production "freeze" speculation is ongoing, with Venezuela, Kuwait and Ecuador pushing a production freeze in response to the recent dip in oil prices. 

 

OUR TAKE: As Hedgeye Potomac Senior Energy Analyst Joe McMonigle wrote today, "We believe the sequel to the production freeze will end the same with no agreement in September."

Out of Ammo?

The pound briefly slipped below 1.30 today as Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty wrote in The Times newspaper that “more easing is likely to be required” if the U.K. economy continues to slow. McCafferty wrote that the BoE could cut rates to zero or expand QE. The central bank “faces a set of economic circumstances that make assessing the appropriate amount of policy stimulus more difficult,” McCafferty writes. “I prefer to learn as we go, providing some stimulus while using our available ammunition cautiously.”

 

OUR TAKE: What makes McCafferty so sure additional easing will save the already dormant U.K. economy.

A Flurry of Bond Issuance

"Companies worldwide are poised to raise more than $100 billion [in corporate bonds] so far this month," Bloomberg reports. That's the most for the period going back to 1999. Meanwhile, reporters for the Wall Street Journal write that, "Companies and government agencies are “calling” bonds at the fastest pace in four years, taking advantage of provisions that let them redeem securities under certain circumstances and save money by reissuing at lower rates."

 

OUR TAKE: We are the original authors of #LowerForLonger rates, making the claim well over a year ago now. Good call. It's still playing out in real-time.


How Much Have Global Equities Lost In Total Market Cap Since 2015 Bubble Peak?

Takeaway: Since the 2015 bubble peak, equities are down -10.5%.

$7,688,956,000,000

 

That's $7.7 trillion...

 

How Much Have Global Equities Lost In Total Market Cap Since 2015 Bubble Peak? - bloomberg equity

Source: Bloomberg World Exchange market capitalization


Europe Imploding? Yup. Political Risk Rising Too

Takeaway: We remain bearish on the EUR/USD and reiterate our Q3 Macro theme of #EuropeImploding.

Europe Imploding? Yup. Political Risk Rising Too - facepalm

 

In Europe, political risk remains front and center.

 

The latest poll indicates that a third Spanish election would do nothing to resolve the political impasse.

 

Separately, Italy’s high court has approved a constitutional referendum, setting in motion a vote from Italians on whether to strip the Senate of most of its powers in order to streamline legislation. If defeated, PM Renzi has vowed to resign.

 

Uncertainty breeds contempt and contempt breeds investors heading for the exits, like they have been for the past year (see below). Remember, this says nothing about the slow moving trainwreck that is European economic data. We remain bearish on the EUR/USD and reiterate our Q3 Macro theme of #EuropeImploding

 

Europe Imploding? Yup. Political Risk Rising Too - europeimploding 2

 

Editor's Note: The snippet above is from a note Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough wrote for subscribers this morning. Click here to learn more.


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