|Bid||31.47 x 1000|
|Ask||32.42 x 800|
|Day's Range||31.88 - 32.28|
|52 Week Range||30.61 - 47.13|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.62%|
Wednesday's relief rally in the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) was short-lived as the lone exchange traded fund tracking Turkish equities plunged Thursday even after the central bank there dramatically hiked interest rates. “Interestingly, data suggests options traders had been betting on the $30 level acting as a floor for TUR. TUR's slump comes ahead of national elections in Turkey, which are slated for June.
Gold prices rebounded on Thursday, May 24, and futures contracts for June delivery rose 0.5% from the previous day’s close of $1,296.2 an ounce. Spot gold entered the $1,300 territory as the US dollar got weak. Adding to the global tensions, Turkey (TUR) was in focus yesterday with its currency, the lira, dropping almost 2% after a huge emergency interest rate hike failed to ameliorate its problems.
A Turkey country-specific exchange traded fund climbed Wednesday as value traders tried to catch a falling knife in response to the recent selling pressure. Dragging on the Turkey market outlook, the lira currency has tumbled to record lows in recent weeks and weakened by more than 20% against the USD so far this year and depreciated 70% over the past five years. The lira currency is on track for its worst weekly and monthly performance in a decade.
Turkey's central bank hiked its key interest rate by 300 basis points on Wednesday, and managed to stabilize its ailing currency. The late liquidity window lending rate, which is the rate local financial institutions can borrow at, was pushed to 16.5% from 13.5%. The country has been under pressure from a weakening currency, double-digit inflation and a government critical of the central bank.
In my Economy column last week, I argued that the euro area’s flaws explain much of Italy’s economic problems over the past decade. Italian borrowing costs, in their view, would always have a pro-cyclical credit component even if Italy had its own currency the Bank of Italy could print. Brazil, for example, has its own currency and a large locally denominated sovereign bond market, yet was forced to raise interest rates and cut its budget deficit in the midst of its worst recession in decades.
The Turkish lira has weakened against the dollar and gone beyond 4.5 for the first time, indicating remedial measures by the central bank. How is TUR placed?
As the Turkish lira sinks to record lows after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hinted at the idea of taking some control of central bank policy, it raises the specter of a return of the ‘Fragile Five,' which sent emerging markets into a rout in 2013. While a problem might be brewing in emerging markets—the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has dropped 2% to $46.55 at 1:55 p.m. today—the recent weakness is largely a response to country-specific issues, rather than structural ones. In 2013, when the Federal Reserve hinted it would reduce its bond-buying program, the Fragile Five—as a Morgan Stanley analyst termed Turkey, Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa—cratered.
Turkey’s currency hit a fresh historic low against the U.S. dollar Tuesday, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wanted to take more responsibility for monetary policy in the country, stoking concerns about the independence and credibility of Ankara’s central bank. The dollar last fetched 4.4411 lira (USDTRY)(TRY), up 1.7%, just below its session and historic high of 4.4749. The buck has rallied 9.3% against the lira in May, and 17.1% in the year-to-date, according to FactSet data.
The Turkish lira hit a new all-time low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, adding the cherry on top of a week filled with negative headlines for Turkish assets. On Tuesday, S&P Global Ratings downgraded Turkey's foreign currency rating to BB-/B, citing risk of a "hard landing" and imbalances in the economy. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek criticized the timing of the downgrade weeks before the country's snap presidential election, according to local news.
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