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Another eventful week has passed and once more we go in search of the tradeable themes as we look towards a new week. It prompts the question as to what, and who might survive the next few weeks. This week let’s look again at the major issues: 1. The reflation trade:...read more
This weekend is Easter so Sunday I shall be enjoying a break with family and instead of the usual blog about the global macro conditions I thought I would pause as we all should and consider the value of educating ourselves in our chosen field. It has been said many...read more
The spring has truly arrived in the European time zone and our attention turns to the light evenings, the promise of summer, oh…and easter bunnies. But my attention is on a different kind of bunny…you may know him…he just keeps going and going…and going. Like the...read more
Into The Unknown: Our approach does not change. No one knows what will happen in the UK or the EZ. More questions, no answers. This we look at in detail today, the point is we do not need to know the economics of this to make money…we need to know what is driving the...read more
Another trading week comes to a close and the focus switched back to politics once again. Article 50 is on the agenda next week in the UK as Britain edges towards Brexit, the 29th announced as the day of the proposed trigger bringing the UK out of the European Union....read more
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
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