October 27th, 2016

Venezuela Throws In The Towel On Hyperinflation: Will Print 200x Higher-Denominated Bills

Venezuela’s government, defeated by hyperinflation, has finally thrown in the towel and plans to issue new bills in December with larger denominations—up to 200 times higher than the current biggest bill. The new coins and notes will go up to 20,000 bolivars, compared to the current higest denominated bill, 100 bolivars, worth about 8 cents on the black market.

Our Landfill Economy

This "maximizing growth and profits is the highest good" mode of production is insane. It doesn't have to rule the world. Other more efficient, sustainable and humane modes of production are within reach if we escape from the global grip of the destructive "growth by any means" cult.

Bank Jog: Deutsche Bank's Demand Deposits Tumble By 13% In Q3

In an under reported but troubling development, Deutsche Bank said that its most liquid, "sight deposit" category, plunged by a whopping 13% from Q2 to Q3, sliding from €156.2 billion to €135.9 billion as of Sept. 30. Is this the start of the infamous "bank jog"?

Bond Rout Sends Dow, S&P Into Red As USD Jumps

US equity and bond markets are under pressure as the USD index rallies this morning. Cable's collapse and a plunge in SEK have pushed the USD Index back up towards 8 month highs and US equities back into the red for the day...

RBC: "That Is VaR Crushing DV01 Destruction At Its Finest"

The absolute focus overnight / today is “core” macro though, as global developed market rates are being re-priced “risk manager style,” particularly with EGBs under MAJOR pressure as the buyside is caught wrong-footed (as I type, Slovak 10Y +7.2bps, Denmark 30Y +9.4bps, Netherlands 30Y +9.9bps, Finland 30Y +10.1bps, German 30Y +9.9bps, Austria 30Y +9.3bps…and even front-end seeing outsized moves with the Belgian 2Y +2.2bps).  That is VaR crushing DV01 destruction at its finest. 

Ugly! "Failure Almost Guaranteed" Regardless Of Who Wins The Election

The word of the day is “ugly”. That’s how Steen Jakobsen, Saxo Bank CIO and chief economist describes the US presidential campaign, broken social contracts, public debt, and productivity. Things are so ugly, Jakobsen says “failure is almost guaranteed” regardless of who wins the election.