Given the mayhem that took place a couple of weeks ago during the first round of the French elections, I was naturally curious to see what would happen yesterday, during the runoff. Marchon was widely expected to win, and he did so, and quite handily. As with the last instance, there was a sudden “pop” in just about every market………the difference this time being the pop lasted about a quarter of a second, followed by a slow erosion through the night. First with crude oil……..
Since apparently our northern neighbor didn’t learn anything from the folly of the U.S. between 2002 and 2006, they have engaged in their own nutty real estate mania. Countless seminars and get-rich-quick schemes are cluttering the landscape, and I think we all know how this movie is going to end. For myself, I’ve taken to shorting those with a financial interest in this bubble, and my best winner so far is the Bank of Montreal.
And today, with the reveal………..