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The Santa Claus Blip

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...

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Who Is Giving Thanks This Year?

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...

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Spinning Politics & Policies

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...

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Theory Into Practice: A Big Week

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...

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To Spook Or Not To Spook

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...

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