Topic/Theme Reports

Country Risk Chat: Hot & Hazy, But Markets Are Not Lazy

07/18/2017

Bromance heats up between the leader of the free world and the leader of the French people. Macron & Trump, the unlikeliest of couples, strut their stuff down Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Hold Aug. 2 @ 11am for Country Risk Chat conference call on "Europe: Love/Laughter/Disaster?"


Country Risk Chat: Another G-20 Meeting & All We Got Was a Lousy T-shirt

07/10/2017

​G-20 summit did not make much forward progress, but heads of state seemingly got along. More volatility elsewhere as Mexico, Venezeula, and Qatar wag the sovereign landscape. More downgrades?


Country Risk Chit: Australia Outlook 2H17 Ė Not Bad Mate

06/28/2017

Australia's economy now pestered by housing bubble after years of commodities based charged growth. Combined with a high consumer debt load high, presenting some risk to GDP. But still manageable as other business sectors expand.


Country Risk Chat: Never Been to Spain, But I Kinda Like the Music

06/26/2017

Dr. Scott will get you high on Germany/France, bad on UK and "Kinda Likes" Spain while Japan is meh! Take a top charts tour of his top country hits and flops of 2H2017.


Country Risk Chat: UKs Ugh-zit, Ugly-duckling Upendings

06/11/2017

UK agita strikes again on annual basis as May government set to fall, or be mortally diabled towards ineffectiveness. Next steps still blurry, we provide first takes.


Country Risk Chat: Brazil Temer-ity/Volatility; Pakistan, Goin' Ridin' on Silk Freeway

05/22/2017

Global terrain doesn't sleep & neither does the atmosphere as N.Korea keeps shooting off rockets.Brazil seeing vol as Pres. Temer scandals unfold. Pakistan enjoying the China panda bear hug with project$ galore.


Country Risk Chat: Korean Plutonium-onics, Macron-izing French Govít, German Electioneering

05/16/2017

​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.


Country Risk Chat: Macron, Soulagement Rapide, Níest-ce Pas? ou un autre Terrible Chef?

05/08/2017

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.


Country Risk Chat: Duking, Nuking & Puking It Out! France, N. Korea, Venezuela

05/02/2017

​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.


Country Risk Chat: Canít Le Pen in Macron Just Yet!

04/24/2017

​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.


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