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El-Erian: "All This Could Lead To Some Unpleasant Market Outcomes"

Stability breeds instability – this was economist Hyman Minsky‘s lasting contribution to the craft.  The Minsky Moment , popularized during the 07-09 US housing crisis, basically suggests breeding animal spirits too long creates systemic problems. Essentially, the ongoing rises in asset prices creates the sense of a new paradigm, that the elevated activity was safe, and home prices couldn’t fall.. that didn't end well.

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"Canada Hasn't Seen A Bank Run Such As This In Decades" - Finance Minister Says Home Capital Bailout Is Possible

When we first said three weeks ago that the spectacular, sudden implosion of Canada's largest alt-lender Home Capital Group or HCG - whose fate we had followed closely since 2015 - was Canada's own "New Century Moment", the parallels were more than just the obvious: like in the US, it took the market nearly a year to realize the full implications of the subprime collapse which first manifested in the failure of New Century and its subprime lender peers. When all was said and done, the world's central banks had to pump (and still do) trillions into the financial system to stop it from disintegrating.

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