Did The Fed Bailout Turkey?

Following the Fed’s decision to not Taper, Turkish stocks were the world’s best performing asset overnight. Jumping almost 8% today, the main Turkish stock index is now up over 26% in the last 3 weeks, back above its 200DMA and in bull-market territory as BAML notes “the Fed decision amounts to a bailout for Turkey.” While the fundamental adjustment in current account imbalances remains unfinished, in the near term gross bearish positioning and the dovish FOMC decision are likely to support Turkey bonds… once again removing any pressure for a politician to make any hard decision anywhere in the world. How do you say “thank-you, Ben” in Turkish? (or Indonesian, Indian, Malaysian, or Thai?)



Chart: Bloomberg


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