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The 2021 Recovery

The 2021 Recovery

From the Balance of Payment it is possible to understand the amount and direction of the net capital inflow (or outflow). Indeed, making an educated guess on the new locations for investment and trade may make the difference in investing after the epidemic.

Assessing the Impact of Modern Monetary Policy on Citizens and Small Businesses

Assessing the Impact of Modern Monetary Policy on Citizens and Small Businesses

With respect to the COVID-19 impact, it has not passed unobserved that the $3.3 trillion issuance of debt securities in the first half of 2020 has been purchased only by the U.S. Federal Reserve (46%) and national/international private investors (40%); instead, foreign central banks, already holding trillions of dollars of U.S. Treasuries, did not acquire a significant amount. In other terms, it seems the U.S. is substantially moving to own its debt in what we can define a Japanese way of managing the economy; probably, other developed countries will soon engage in similar practices.

Entering Recession with Covid-19 and Deflation

Entering Recession with Covid-19 and Deflation

Epidemic models may help in assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the economy as well as to understand the market’s interpretation of the virus impact. In this respect, Shiller’s narrative economics may provide insights with wider practical implications than behavioral economics.

Guessing Market Cycles

Guessing Market Cycles

Market cycles can be analized through the formation of bubbles consisting of four phases: Accumulation, Mark-Up, Distribution, and Mark-Down. Usually, accumulation coincides with the early stages of recovery, mark-up with the consolidation of the economic condition leading to a bullish sentiment, distribution substantially with lateral movements and indecision in market sentiment, and mark-down with the early stages of mid recession.

Oil Correlations with Commodity Currencies

Oil Correlations with Commodity Currencies

Currencies move with supply and demand, politics, interest rates, speculation, and GDP. Thus, whenever growth in a country is mainly commanded by commodities exports, some currencies are generally correlated with commodity prices. Major commodity currencies include the Australian Dollar, the New Zealand Dollar, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, and the Swiss Franc. Minor currencies include the Russian Ruble, the Colombian Peso, and the Peruvian Sol.

Lagging Indicators

Lagging Indicators

Lagging indicators represent financial signs that becomes apparent only after a large economic shift has taken place. Such indicators are used to confirm the recent strength or weakness of economic activity. The Conference Board Lagging Index generally reacts after the start of recessions and expansions.

Coincident indicators

Coincident indicators

These variables track the current state of the economy; thus, coincindent indicators are useful to understand the strength and resilience of current economic conditions. Specifically, such metrics are used in conjunction with leading and lagging indicators to get a full view of where the economy has been and how it is expected to change in the future.

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