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It seems that we spent the first two months of the year talking about politics and fiscal reforms that were affecting the way we viewed the market and how we searched for opportunities. This past week has brought us suddenly back to the importance and the refocusing...read more
Well, we know what we need to watch. The list I use all day every day is this: USDX, US10yr Treasury, Oil Gold, S&P500 They are on the screen to watch for fundamental shifts and for a snapshot of sentiment. Wednesday was an example of why they are so important....read more
And The Winner Is? It was something of a coincidence, that my La-La land blog last weekend presaged the rather embarrassing slip at the Oscars the following evening. Indeed, as the week unfolded equities pushed on up further in this unreal environment that looks ever...read more
Did we see, at last, a little hesitancy in the US equity markets, or are they bracing for another leg up? There is a lot to watch for now, politics in the mix is a real unknown and we will look closely today at why, and what to look out for. The equity rally steamed...read more
We have seen this dilemma many times before. A country's efforts to increase economic growth can be quickly followed by stronger currency as soon as any encouraging signs are seen and that stronger currency immediately pressures exports. Monetary policy can shift...read more
I hope you are all still feasting and resting. Reflections, of course, are important as we prepare to step into a new year of trading. I do not wish to be negative but it may not be an easy year ahead and I think the watch-word for 2017 will be 'choppiness'. That is...read more
As we approach a new year we will look to our macro themes once again to help us search out those high probability trades. Trump will take his place at the helm of the US and there will be much focus and speculation on how far the Trump rally goes and what the...read more
Whilst it is often advisable to avoid political discussions as well as preferences when approaching financial markets, it has become obvious that politics and geopolitics are a macro theme all of their own. We discussed some months ago in this blog why it was to...read more
"The only tool they have is to constrain production…the unfortunate part is we tend to cheat." My quote of the week; ’They’ are OPEC and if you are in danger of being carried away either by Trumponomics or the recent OPEC deal it is a sobering comment from former...read more
Thanksgiving week may have been quieter in terms of volume but the equities have continued their rally as bonds continued to sell in what has become known as the Trump trade. The spectre of higher rates and inflation lurks underneath but is not affecting the...read more
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