Why Short Europe (Still) Makes Lots Of Sense

Dec. 13, 2018 3:12 PM ETEUFN, CEE, TRF, ESR, EUFL, EUFS4 Likes
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  • It's not too late to start shorting both Europe.
  • There is still plenty of downside in Europe that will be expedited by secular and demographic headwinds.
  • Plus, the ECB is still catching up to our call on #EuropeSlowing.

Hedgeye’s macro team has been bearish (and correct) on European equities throughout 2018, and the Euro versus the dollar since April. Both market calls were made well ahead of consensus.

On a recent edition of The Macro Show, a viewer asked:

Is it too late to start shorting both Europe and its major currency now that consensus seems to be catching up to our call?

Hedgeye Risk-Manager-In-Chief Keith McCullough explains that while investors have missed a portion of the move this year, there is still plenty of downside in Europe that will be expedited by secular and demographic headwinds.

“It’s a less contrarian position,” McCullough explains.

“But a less contrarian position doesn’t necessarily mean a less good position. Even though consensus has come my way a little bit, the ECB definitely has not come my way – a lot.”

Watch the full video above for more.

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