Monday, September 20, 2021

How US equity investors should trade the Evergrande panic

Global markets have taken a decided risk-off tone today. The spark is the China Evergrande implosion. Fears are rising that Evergrande is turning from a liquidity crisis in which the company doesn't have enough cash to pay its obligations, to a solvency crisis in which the company's assets are less than its liabilities if it is forced to fire-sale its properties.

In the US, the S&P 500 had been largely immune to Evergrande news until today. The index decisively violated its 50 dma. Investors are becoming spooked not only over the possibility of an Evergrande contagion but a looming crisis in Washington over the debt ceiling.

Is this a buying opportunity, or a crack in the dam that foretells disaster?

The full post can be found here.

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