Mother of all carry trades faces an inevitable bust
By Nouriel Roubini
Published: November 1 2009 18:44 | Last updated: November 1 2009 18:44
Since March there has been a massive rally in all sorts of risky assets – equities, oil, energy and commodity prices – a narrowing of high-yield and high-grade credit spreads, and an even bigger rally in emerging market asset classes (their stocks, bonds and currencies). At the same time, the dollar has weakened sharply , while government bond yields have gently increased but stayed low and stable.