Nouriel Roubini (American economist, a professor at NYU's Stern School of Business) broke out with apocalyptic predictions about the future recession in the global economy and the early flight of investors into safe assets. Among the possible triggers of global problems, Roubini calls the huge debts accumulated by countries, especially the US, trade wars between the US and China, the bad shape of the Eurozone economy, the political risks of developing countries (Turkey, Venezuela, Iran, Brazil, etc.), as well as unpredictable Trump’s actions on the eve of the 2020 elections in the United States. In this light, we recall our recommendations for buying gold . If investors run, then this is determined by one of their goals.
Meanwhile, OPEC + is trying to stop the start of the correction in the oil market. In particular, Russian President Putin announced the fulfillment of the OPEC + deal, none of the participating countries raised the question of whether to withdraw from the deal as well. Recall the deal expires in June. And its non-renewal is fraught with the appearance on the market of an additional 1.2 million b / d. This will definitely lead to a sharp decline in oil prices. Our position on oil this week is unchanged - we look forward to the start of the correction and recommend selling the asset.
Another reason for reflection was the information that more than one-third of the 80 respondents (managers at Central Banks owning assets of € 7 trillion) made it clear that they are ready to reduce the share of British assets under their personal control (the results of a Central Banking Publications survey). Given that we are talking about tens of billions of pounds that could potentially be spilled onto the market, this news is very negative for pound buyers. However, while there are no facts, it’s obviously premature to panic.
As for our positions, today we are continuing to look for points for selling the dollar against the euro , pound, as well as the Australian and Canadian dollars. In addition, we will buy gold , as well as sell oil and the Russian ruble on the intraday basis.