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As politics continue to dominate the news we continue here to follow the themes, watch the data and focus on charts that will guide the way. One is the USDCNH and today Fotis explains just why this may be critical to follow. There are some excellent risk reward...read more
As we watch the evolving news we must also watch the developments in economic data globally. There are highly respected analysts such as Ray Dalio warning that this is the beginning of the end of the economic cycle. We are seeing improving data in the US...and nowhere...read more
Macro is back! Now we have to pay attention...politics have not gone away but the financial markets have to stay aware of global economics. China is at the centre of concern and we still have to consider the impact of demographics and, of course, the implications of...read more
Today Fotis explains correlations a subject we do have understood in the financial markets and how it is not one and the same thing with the Greek 'P' which denotes causation. Stay with us! The point is a correlation is not necessarily the same thing as causation. The...read more
With US equities reaching historic highs we step back to consider some hard truths. What is most startling is the divergence increasing between the US equities and the rest of the MSCI indexes and that leads us to question how long can this hold and when will the US...read more
Time to make some changes and as a result of feedback I have redesigned the blog to show the keys to my own trading decisions and the real meat of the fundamentals as revealed each week in data and politics. There is an emphasis on event risk that we can use to...read more
Our attention now has to be in the most important place: the big picture and one of the essential concepts to understand is the importance of yields in their relationship to currency. Take the US and the German 10year yield..it is a mirror image, and what matters is...read more
Once again we start with the catalysts and we have a number of growing concerns which can have a knock on effect...as Fotis puts it..just like dominoes. They include Chinese traiff management and Turkish economic collapse. The advise is to focus on the economy, the...read more
Thought of the Week: the only system we need is the ability to read a simple chart: what we need to understand is that there is only one thing we need to practice...and that is our own minds! This has been another busy week, with central banks centre stage and more...read more
Last week July 4th was celebrated midweek and as if to mark another round of independence, trade wars started for real against China on Friday. The US equity markets stayed cool, against the threat and in fact rallied into the close. Whether that was due to the...read more
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