Capital Markets

Goldman Warns Of Rising "Shock" Risk To Risk Parity Investors

"We think it is likely that bonds will be worse hedges for equity as rates are currently part of the risk to equity, rather than the support. For risk parity investors this is particularly problematic as low equity volatility has likely driven higher equity allocations, and so shocks driven by real rate increases will be amplified in their portfolios."

Abe "Plunges Into Crisis" After LDP Suffers "Historic Defeat" In Tokyo Elections, USDJPY Slides

On Sunday Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered what Reuters called a "historic defeat" in the Tokyo assembly election, and "plunged into a crisis" after losing to an upstart outfit in an vote that is seen as a harbinger for Japan's national elections, and signaling trouble ahead for the premier who has suffered from slumping support after a series of political scandals.

Janet Yellen Discusses Global Economic Issues: Live Feed

Janet Yellen will hopefully address all the lingering open questions when she speaks in London at a forum with Nicolas Stern, who is the President of the British Academy and an economics professor. The topic is 'global economic issues."

How Much Longer Can Junk Bonds Ignore Tumbling Oil? UBS Has The Answer

"If oil prices fall to $40 or below, the negative impact on rest of world profits could be a material headwind for aggregate corporate profits, and a prolonged $40 oil price would trigger more stress and defaults in lower-quality HY issuers heading into 2018."

Europe Slides For Third Day As Oil Attempts A Rebound; US Futures Flat

US equity futures were marginally in the red, while Asian markets rose and European stocks dropped. WTI oil rose 0.61% to $42.79 as some suggest the time to go long has arrived; oil tumbled 2.3% in the previous session. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1 percent.

Illinois Comptroller: "The State Can No Longer Function"

"The state can no longer function without a responsible and complete budget... We are effectively hemorrhaging money... I have been very vocal regarding these issues and the budgetary impasse since assuming office six months ago; however we are now reaching a new phase of crisis."

Is Trump Setting Himself Up To Take All The Blame When The Stock Market Tanks?

"You can blame whoever you want for the coming calamity; Obama, The Fed, Wall Street, a massive public debt, excessive entitlement spending, or any of the number of other “bubbles” currently plaguing our country’s capital markets... But, when it all explodes, Trump and all the 'MAGA' voters who got him elected are going to be the ones eating all the blame that gets served up."