Trouble is brewing in global equity markets, as I have been highlighting for months now. Dams are starting to break and risks are running high. European equities, measured by the STOXX Europe 600 Index, have been consolidating in a range for the past three years but look to be breaking lower now out of that range. There is a lot of room to fall. Emerging market equities, measured by the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, broke out to new all time highs in January 2018 but have reversed sharply lower falling -24% in the intervening period. The US has been the only safe port in the storm to date. However, US stocks broke sharply lower yesterday evening. The surge in bond yields in the last 12 months is starting to bite.
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