GIH: Latin America should not be disregarded, it was an Asian crisis in 1998 that shook worldwide markets. Brazil is a growing player in the global economy, and the Venezuelan stock market has been on a bull run. What happens in Latin America deeply affects the world. Take a look at these disturbing Forex charts:
With today's plunge, Latin American currencies have collapsed by over 5% in th elast 2 weeks - the fastest drop in almost two years. Year-over-year this is a 15.75% drop, the largest such drop since Lehman. This drop breaks the 2009 lows and presses the currencies to their weakest since 2003... Bond markets are being crushed as short-dated Argentine BONARs have collapsed to 14 month lows.
LatAm FX at 11 year lows...
Argentina BONAR have seen firmer days.