Sovereign risk festers in the Korean Peninsula as the North strikes fear into the nuclear hearts of Japan and US nationals. Macron weaving a nice balance in the French National Assembly. And Merkel brings X-Mas in May with pork-barrel spending for Fall votes.
The French Pres-elections are over and Macron has won! But will he have a legislature in-line with his programs? Another round of French indigestion is in-store. But Dr. Scott prescribes his gaviscon remedies.
Dr. Scott roams the country risk hot-spots of France, North Korea and Venezuela going from typical to atypical risk. Election vol is palatable, but nukes and pukes less so.
The French Presidential Follies Bergere, just lost two hoofers, as Macron & Le Pen duke it out in the final leg of the contest. Macron the favorite, but it should be close in early May. Italy & Venezuela lurch downward in this home stretch.
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances...And this is for certain, the world is ruled by crazies of all sorts. Good for Wall Street traders, worse for many sovereign bonds and real money investors.
The EU & UK political tug-of-wars resemble a World Wrestling Federation cage match with the darling and devilish contenders "Greece"-ing it up. Market volatility will remain through year-end with never-ending chokeholds.
As the French fight amongst themselves and not the outside world for a change, and the Germans begin to mobilize for their election tussle, Bulgaria is becoming a chess piece in Putin's "new world order". Scandi banks are source of stability amidst the continents crisis.
The Dutch elections drew a sigh of relief for the EU establishment, but the opposition gained seats and may return with a vengeance next time. Meanwhile, the French elections becoming a MMA contest between Independent and Frexit forces. Should be a celebreity death match finish.
Recently returned from France, Dr. Scott gives his birds-eye view of the French election landscape. Macron still his favorite, although Le Pen gaining ground. Should be a palpitante course de chaveaux.
Our "galloping gourmand" country risk analyst, Dr. Scott, gives his "man on the street" view of the brewing political volatility in France. Move over AC Coops, S&M is on the real gastronomical & political news.