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Market Monitor Features:

Market Dashboard

Fixed Income
Equities
Commodities

Source for data tables: Bloomberg, JPMorgan, Gramercy. EM Fixed Income is represented by the following JPMorgan Indicies: EMBI Global, GBI-EM Global Diversified, CEMBI Broad Diversified and CEMBI Broad High Yield. DM Fixed Income is represented by the JPMorgan JULI Total Return Index and Domestic High Yield Index. Fixed Income data is as of August 27, 2020, Equity and Commodity data is as of August 28, 2020 (Midday).

Emerging Market Sovereign Primary Issuance

Emerging Market Corporate Primary Issuance

Emerging Market Credit – EMBI Global Diversified

Emerging Market Local – GBI-EM Global Diversified

EM Investment Grade vs US Investment Grade

EM High Yield vs US High Yield

EM Investment Grade vs EM High Yield

EM Sovereigns vs EM Corporates

Flow Tracker – Monthly Data

Flow Tracker – Annual Data

Source for graphs: Bloomberg, JPMorgan, Gramercy. As of August 28, 2020. 

Emerging Markets COVID-19 Case Summary

Source: Worldometer as of August 28, 2020. 

Global Economic Forecasts

IMF April 2020 World Economic Outlook

Market Consensus

High Frequency

Gramercy Insight:

In late June the IMF made major downward revisions to its global, regional and country growth projections and market consensus is yet to catch up with the Fund’s expected nearly 5% contraction in global growth and weaker recovery in 2021. We maintain our view that despite the material growth downgrades thus far and recent stronger high frequency data, downside risks remain, given challenges associated with reopening strategies and lack of clarity regarding the outlook for COVID-19.

Preliminary Composite PMI data for August sent contradictory signals: it rebounded strongly in the US, while pulling back in the Eurozone, albeit still in +50 territory. China’s composite PMI has been >50 since May. Amid gradual reopening strategies, tracking of consumer behavior and mobility will be an important leading indicator in determining the strength and timing of economic recovery going forward.

Emerging Markets Sovereign Fundamentals

Emerging Markets Corporate Fundamentals

Additional Crisis Resources:

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Case Tracker

IMF Global Policy Response Monitor

Please contact Matt Christ, Managing Director, with any questions:  [email protected]

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