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This week:

Topic of the week: Emerging Countries Debt; Changing

  • Emerging countries have shown resilience compared to previous crises. Despite an unprecedented economic crash, EMBIGD spreads have reacted less than in the past.
  • However, some countries, particularly in Africa, are concerning. A major change is the emergence of China as a major creditor.
  • Giving the IMF more flexibility to increase its credibility in the face of a more serious crisis would be a step in the right direction.



Market review: Margin call

  • Equities drop, speculation sparks high volatility in US markets
  • Fed kept policy unchanged
  • Knot hints at ECB’s intervention on the euro
  • High yield erases 2021 gains



Stock market and shorted stocks

return over the past three month

The return of market volatility is also linked to the intervention of investors who take positions opposite to short sales. The result is paradoxical, and totally unusual, the values most affected by short selling are those that rebounded best.
A conclusion valid for all market segments.
One may doubt the sustainability of this movement, the fundamentals will eventually act as a reminder force.

Figure of the week

Tuesday, February 2 is the 239th consecutive listing day where the VIX is above 20. This is the second longest series recorded.
The culprit: the Covid effect, since February 2020.

Source : Ostrum AM

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  • Stéphane Déo

    Stéphane Déo

    Head of markets strategy

  • Axel Botte

    Axel Botte

    Global strategist

  • Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Aline Goupil-Raguénès

    Developed countries strategist

  • Zouhoure Bousbih

    Zouhoure Bousbih

    Emerging countries strategist

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