16/11/18

Blain: "GE’s Credit Meltdown Is Coming At Just The Right Time To Ruin Everyone’s Day"



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Blain: "GE's Credit Meltdown Is Coming At Just The Right Time To Ruin Everyone's Day"
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Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain

"Reversion to the mean is the iron rule of markets.."

Let's have a Brexit Free morning.. see how the dust settles, who kills who, and who is left standing on Monday morning..

Two of the most important of Blain's Trading Mantras are:

"THE MARKET HAS NO MEMORY"

"THE MARKET'S ONLY OBJECTIVE TO INFLICT THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PAIN ON THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS"

Bearing these in mind, and what's going on globally, I'm wondering if its time to set up for the big corporate bond buying moment. There is nothing to be fearful about when it comes to volatility. Just be ready for it. For bond markets to be an opportunity… prices have to move dramatically lower. And I think they will as the market wakes up to smell the proverbial coffee.

Long ago, in a galaxy far far away…

There once was a company in far-off Texas that grew and grew its energy and commodities business into a AAA rated behemoth hailed as "American's Most Innovative Company" year after year. Everyone was happy. They all got massive bonuses right up to the moment Enron went bust on the back of massive accounting fraud, and bond holders were hosed.

17 years later there is another former AAA corporate darling on the cusp of being downgraded to Junk. After reporting $30 bln of unexpected charges and a shortfall in insurance reserves in October, GE's bond spreads have ballooned as investors start to panic about accounting probes, crashing demand for its products, worries about its $115 bln debt mountain, and the perception of a liquidity meltdown.

Investors are right to be scared. The last few years has seen a bond binge with spreads dramatically tightening on the back of free money. Now its ...

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