Google Mobility Index Indicates Another Recession For The Euro Area

11 days ago
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This might not be a surprise. It's just a confirmation.

The Google Mobility Index is a good indicator of economic activity.

As the chart below shows, the mobility index plunged in March and April 2020. During this time, the world economy had slipped into deep recession.

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As economies re-opened globally, the recovery has been swift. However, a second wave of Covid-19 infections in Europe has impacted the growth outlook.

With the Google Mobility Index sliding in the recent past, it seems very likely that Europe (UK included), will enter into a double-dip recession.

The U.S. might just escape with a slowdown. Recession seems unlikely since there is no lock-down. My point is underscored by data indicating the probability of recession as measured by the Treasury spread.

The Federal Reserve has already committed to keep interest rates near zero-levels through 2023. The Euro zone potential recession implies further expansionary policies.

This is good news for asset markets. Specific to cryptocurrencies, I will not be surprised if Bitcoin trades well above $20,000 in 2021.

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