Market Monitor Features:

Market Dashboard

Fixed Income

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 6, 2020, Equity and Commodity data is as of August 7, 2020 (Midday).

Emerging Market Sovereign Primary Issuance
Emerging Market Corporate Primary Issuance
Emerging Market Credit – EMBI Global Diversified
EM Investment Grade vs US Investment Grade
EM High Yield vs US High Yield
Flow Tracker – Monthly Data
Flow Tracker – Annual Data

Source for graphs: Bloomberg, JPMorgan, Gramercy. As of August 7, 2020. 

Emerging Markets COVID-19 Case Summary

Source: Worldometer as of August 7, 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 in the process of catching up to the Fund’s expected 5% contraction in global growth and weaker recovery in 2021. We maintain our view that despite the materiel growth downgrade, downside risks remain, given challenges associated with reopening strategies and lack of clarity regarding the outlook for COVID-19.

Global, EM and the major economies composite PMI data continued to rebound in July, returning to expansionary levels across the board. 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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