The items listed below represent potential emerging issues that our analysts are tracking. These can be long term or short term, but will be updated daily. If an item on our Watch List becomes critical, we will email you a full analysis explaining its significance.
Each Saturday, we will follow up our daily Watch List for each week with our conclusions on these issues.
Canada, China, Hong Kong: The Bank for International Settlements, which has made accurate predictions in the past, published some ominous analyses in its quarterly review. BIS “Early Warning Indicators” identify a few countries that look particularly vulnerable to a banking crisis right now. At the top of the list are Canada, China and Hong Kong. The report also called attention to negative credit conditions in Turkey, Russia and Switzerland. Let’s evaluate the chances that we may be close to crisis in some of these countries.
U.K., Russia: Relations between the U.K. and Russia are in flux after an a