Citigroup: It’s now too dangerous to invest in U.S. economy

Citi says the “great unwind” has begun: We are now confronted by a broad bloodbath in the credit markets,” Citigroup said. ” The most leveraged paper is falling in value because it is leveraged, and now the least leveraged paper is also falling in value because it is owned by leveraged investors.”   Investors should also avoid hedge funds themselves, along with private equity, Citi added. Both types of investment rely at least partly on borrowed money to generate returns. <snip> Leveraged economies, like the U.S., should also be avoided, in favor of emerging market countries, which have reduced borrowing, the bank advised. “With less capital sloshing around the world, and the dollar falling, the U.S. may have to compete more to finance its deficits. http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/great-unwind-has-started-avoid/story.aspx?guid=%7B1DC25DFD%2D3543%2D4CF4%2DBE26%2D74EA4B9C9330%7D&dist=hplatest

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