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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
It is the eleventh hour in the US presidential election and what a choice. A few weeks ago we talked of a Clinton victory and that only a serious event or accusation against her could give Trump a reasonable chance. Well, it happened and he has it. There is cause to...read more
A quote in the FT caught my attention as I was preparing my weekly analysis…” As Halloween arrives it seems the only scare investors have to worry about is opening their curtains to see a malevolent clown on the lawn” By which I assume he means the pumpkin-like...read more
Fotis takes his weekly look at the current global macro environment and discusses the high probability opportunities he is waiting and watching for. The themes are the US rate cycle, Brexit China and Oil. Today’s session includes the important data to watch out for...read more
It appears there is more disagreement inside the Fed than we may have imagined. It was called a 'close call' in the September meeting as the FOMC minutes released Wednesday revealed,even though the rates were left unchanged. So does that mean there is a chance of a...read more
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