Michael McDonough

@M_McDonough

Global Head of Economics/Chief Economist at Bloomberg LP. Former Deutsche Bank Economist. mmcdonough10@bloomberg.net *views are my own*

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JPY back to pre-quake level

Yen, US10Y Euro:

Spanish spreads diverge from Portugal; continued progress depends on cajas:

Thanks! On occasion I hit a home run, and this chart even shocked me!

Fed says no connection between commodity prices and treasury purchases; maybe they should look at this chart?

From the Brief, Investors Punishing EM Markets with High Inflation (country MSCI ytd returns vs. Inflation):

Traders bringing their attention back to Europe, bad news for spreads good news for CDS:

U.S. markets may be getting ahead of the global risk appetite (AUDJPY vs US equities):

U.S. markets may be getting ahead of the global risk appetite (AUDJPU vs US equities):

Today in the Bloomberg Brief I published a global heat map of remaining 2011 debt service payments as a % of GDP:

WTI (US) vs Brent (Europe), This scatter chart highlights concerns surrounding N. Africa and Mid East:

Silver and... Cotton!

Italian & Irish spreads trading in a somewhat unusual range:

Today in the Bloomberg Brief I look at the ripples Egypt may cause in three charts {BRIEF <GO>}

Country scores for my modified misery index that includes gov. ratings (a barometer for potential civil unrest)

Latest update on ECB bond purchases vs periphery yields:

Latest update on ECB bond purchases vs periphery spreads:

Country by country results of my Modified Misery Index (function of inflation, unemployment, and quality of gov.)

Today in the Brief I created a modified misery index measuring risks for anti-gov. protests here are the results:

The feared ineffectiveness of the Brazilian central bank may have investors pricing in too many rate hikes: