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We all know about the Santa Claus rally…a December phenomenon, supporting equities and classic risk-on behaviour. This year has been very challenging and just maybe even Santa Claus has been affected. At one point this week…it maybe lasted 2 days the rally swung into...read more
Looking at the winners so far this year we have to look again at the equity markets. At least in the US and Europe markets, the participators of the rally are certainly giving thanks. Resilience is the most frequently used word in this sector and this is my favourite...read more
Dominoes…anyone remember them? Building long rows of little blocks and then watching one tip into another and bringing the whole line down. The subject of stock market overvaluations has been discussed many times in this blog, though the behaviour in the S&P500…to...read more
The first half of the week was dominated by this The Nikkei is the barometer of sentiment and it fell quickly over a 4 day period. As the chart shows the correction has also been strong, which tells us that sentiment globally is vulnerable to high amounts of...read more
To keep saying that market is tricky and an extremely difficult environment to trade is little compensation for those new to it. A baptism by fire….or is it? I will start this week not with global macro but with a perspective given to me by a member in a mentoring...read more
Our task is to be aware of news both economic and political and assess how it affects our biases and be flexible in changing them accordingly. The RBNZ is a great example as we know that central bank rhetoric forecasting and intentions are extremely important to...read more
There is plenty to update as we go through this major news week. With three central banks deciding rates as well as politics and still NFP ahead there are plenty of potential upsets and always the chance of volatility which is preferable to avoid. I have focused on...read more
Mario Draghi, the chairman of the ECB took the spotlight on Thursday and continues to expertly manage the monetary policy balancing act that I discussed last week. His objective was to prevent the Euro rising and to avoid spooking the market. How appropriate in the...read more
As traders, we are used to factoring in global macro conditions. We know that is this environment and the news and events that derive from it that drive the prices we chose to buy or sell. We also know that this year has seen a major move towards the politics part of...read more
The shocking news surrounding a famed film director/producer has opened a Hollywood pandora’s box, which seems a world away from the realities of the financial markets. It does, however, remind us of a historical-political theme which we are all too well aware of and...read more
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