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Category Archives: Carry Trade

LFIN Crashes After-Hours When CEO Admits “We Don’t Deserve This Market Cap”

Update: Much to his credit, Venkat Meenavalli, the CEO of LongFin ventured onto CNBC's FastMoney tonight to explain the exponential rise and somewhat shady acquisition strategy of his company. Amid an increasingly rapid eruption of words and rising volume, Meenavalli seemed to struggle to convince the Fast Money skeptics that what he did was above-board, […]

FX Weekly Preview: Looking For A Rise In Vol As The Fed Finally Makes Their Move – So We Can All Move On

Submitted by Rajan Dhall MSTA and Shant Movsesian from fxdailyterminal.com In the absence of key economic data, we tend to see heightened levels of containment in the FX markets, where the heavy presence of system (algo) traders require constant direction in order to drive price action one way or the other.  We have also been […]

“The Swarm Effect”: Every Trader Today Has Just Two Choices

Few have dedicated as much time and effort into explaining the behavioral aspects of trading in a time of central planning (or “metastability“) as Deutsche Bank’s whimsical derivatives-philosopher, Aleksandar Kocic. Three weeks after becoming the first Wall Street strategist to quantify (and qualify) the concept of market “complacency“, and one week after explaining that the […]

A Bearish Positive Carry Trade?

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, The Eurostoxx outperformance of the past month has garnered a lot of attention, but there is another similar trade many investors are missing. Not only that, but it has a positive carry, something that is sorely lacking in this day and age of NIRP.   Since […]

Déjà Vu In The USD Bull Market?

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at What in God’s name is happening? It’s not a high. It’s a record high. Sweet mother of Mary… As we can see from the above chart courtesy of the FT, emerging markets sold a record amount of government debt in the first quarter of this year. More from the FT here: “Data from Dealogic, […]

Oil Fireworks Unsettle Global Markets Ahead Of Payrolls Report

With all eyes on crude, following last night’s mini flash crash which sent WTI lower by 3% from just above $45 to under $43 in under 10 minutes, equity markets, generally quiet overnight, have taken on a secondary importance ahead of today’s key risk event, the April payrolls report (full preview here). In global equities, […]

Breslow’s Advice To Those Traders “Who Need To Be Miserable To Be Happy”

Presenting yout latest dose of early morning misery, or perhaps joy, from Richard Breslow, a former FX trader and fund manager who writes for Bloomberg Analysts Who Need to Be Miserable to Be Happy I don’t know what kind of a market environment we’re eventually going to be in, but there’s little to suggest we’ve […]

Global Stocks Slide, S&P Futures Tumble Below 50DMA As “Trump Trade” Collapses

Global stocks are lower across the board to start the week, as concerns about Trump’s administration to pull off a material tax reform plan finally emerge, pressuring S&P futures some 20 points lower this morning, following European and Asian shares lower, while crude oil prices fall unable to find support in this weekend’s OPEC meeting […]

Buckle Up, the Bank of Japan Has Blown Up the Markets (Again)

If you have been long US stocks since Election night, you have been a Yen bear and nothing else. Last September the Bank of Japan announced a new policy of targeting a 0% yield on its 10-Year Japanese Government Bonds. Many in the investment community took this to represent a “tightening” of policy. It was […]

Can Yellen Keep The Boom Going?

Via Brendan Brown of The Mises Institute, Yellen, like notorious previous Fed chiefs including Strong, Martin, and Greenspan, can now claim success in having prolonged and strengthened an asset price inflation which otherwise may well have been about to enter its severe end phase. If history is any guide, the result of that success is […]