The German Economy in November 2018 – not so fast (into the abyss)…

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The implicit forecast of my last monthly report, „southbound“ (cf. here) has not really materialised in November. Although leading pundits reduced their forecast for German growth and the DAX did lose another roughly 200 points, exports remain rather strong, jobless-figures are unbelievably low, etc. Hence, also the decline takes some time. But see for yourself:

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Morning Briefing – 23. November 2018 – Börsen // Margin Call // Junk Bonds

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Guten Morgen,

Nun warnt auch Paul Tudor vor einer Finanzkrise (hier und hier). Der hat zwar das Platzen der Dotcom-Blase vorhergesehen, aber vom Timing her etwas spät dran, diesmal. Denn die Blasen platzen nun schon seit Oktober. Jetzt noch als Prophet aufzutreten ist da nicht so besonders originell.

Origineller sind da schon die nachfolgenden Darstellungen, die Hintergründe und potentielle Konsequenzen der gegenwärtigen Abwärtsentwicklung aufzeigen. Empfehle ich ausdrücklich als Wochenend-Lektüre, denn ich glaube, dass die Börsen und die Wirtschaft diesen Konsequenzen bereits jetzt nicht mehr entkommen kann, selbst wenn die Fed die Zinserhöhungen stoppen würde. Aktuelle Margin Calls für aktienbesicherte Kredite und die drohende oder bevorstehende Herabstufung von Unternehmensanleihen in den Junk-Bereich haben das Zeug, den aktuellen Abwärtstrend zu beschleunigen.  „Morning Briefing – 23. November 2018 – Börsen // Margin Call // Junk Bonds“ weiterlesen

The German economy in October 2018 – southbound

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Yep, as predicted in my last monthly report, „(economic) autumn“ (cf. here) has finally arrived in Germany. Amid political tensions after Chancellor Merkel announced here demise as leader of Germany’s conservative party, there is mounting evidence that the German economy has peaked somewhere in the previous months. But let’s have a closer look at the details:  „The German economy in October 2018 – southbound“ weiterlesen

The German economy in September 2018 – the start of (economic) autumn?

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Well, the German economy is currently doing well, when you look at the figures for exports, unemployment or industrial orders. However, from the perspective of inflation or industrial production it does not look to great. The outlook for the foreseeable future, however, seems to be rather measly, if you agree with our government. Hence, after a not-so-clear August (here), the September might prove to be the start of an economic autumn, as the following figures show:  „The German economy in September 2018 – the start of (economic) autumn?“ weiterlesen

The German economy in June 2018 – mixed picture

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The „cracks“ in the German economy described in May seem to widen in some areas, but to heal in others. Hence, a crash is at least not imminent from the early warning indicators, June rather presents a mixed picture: „The German economy in June 2018 – mixed picture“ weiterlesen

Morning Briefing – 15. Mai 2018 – Aktienmarkt // Monte die Paschi // Deutsche Bank

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Guten Morgen,

Nun ist es soweit – der Nahe Osten brennt. Hoffen wir, dass das Pulverfass im europäischen Hinterhof nicht explodiert. Die negativen wirtschaftlichen Folgen wären noch das kleinste Problem.   „Morning Briefing – 15. Mai 2018 – Aktienmarkt // Monte die Paschi // Deutsche Bank“ weiterlesen

The German economy in March 2018 – Weakness ahead?

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Also in comparison with February, March 2018 does not seem to be the month of recovery but rather a mixed bag if not the first signal of another bumby road ahead: „The German economy in March 2018 – Weakness ahead?“ weiterlesen

The German economy in February 2018 – a dent only?

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Well, well, at least, we will soon have a new government. That is the good news for the month. The economy, though, did not do so well in the last month, especially in comparison with January 2018: „The German economy in February 2018 – a dent only?“ weiterlesen

The German Economy in January 2018 – no breathtaking…

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Due to my annual skiing-holidays, I am a little late with my January monthly and thus had to watch in awe the stock exchanges crashing all over the world. Currently, the search is ongoing for the reasons of this crash. I will dwell deeper into this in the next month. Before, let’s look back into January – where the GroKo was still under construction and the German economy seemed to happily hum along:  „The German Economy in January 2018 – no breathtaking…“ weiterlesen