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Category Archives: European Union

Angry China Slams Moodys For Using “Inappropriate Methodology”

The market may have long since moved on from Moody’s downgrade of China to A1 from Aa3 (by now even long-only funds have learned that in a world with $18 trillion in excess liquidity, the opinion of Moodys is even more irrelevant), but for Beijing the vendetta is only just starting, and in response to […]

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 […]

The “Smart Money” Is Sensing a BREXIT-Type Event.

The “smart money” is flashing a signal that the US economy and ultimately the financial system, are in serious trouble. CNBC and other media outlets like to focus on stocks because they tend to be more volatile and therefore more exciting. But BONDS are the “smart money” for the financial system. The Bond market is […]

The Knives Come Out for Trump

acting-man.com / Bill Bonner / May 19, 2017 A Minor Derailment GUALFIN, ARGENTINA – Yesterday, stocks fell. And volatility shot up. *** Reports Bloomberg: The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 370 points, Treasuries rallied the most since July and volatility spiked higher as the turmoil surrounding the Trump administration roiled financial markets around the globe. […]

Gold Investment Is the Ultimate Guide for Tech Investors In 500 Words

Gold Investment Is the Ultimate Guide for Tech Investors In 500 Words by Jan Skoyles, Editor Mark O’Byrne Tech is the umbrella word for all things fashionable to invest in right now. Take the recent flotation of Snap Inc. (parent company of teen and narcissists’ favourite app SnapChat), everyone wanted in on the $20 billion flotation. Snap […]

Frontrunning: May 18

FBI’s Russia Probe Gains Credibility With Mueller In Charge (BBG) Trump storm hits stocks again but dollar steadies (Reuters) Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed – after being paid as its agent (McClatchy) Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia (Reuters) Trump To Announce $350bn Saudi Arabia Arms Deal – One […]

Selloff Accelerates As Trump Fears Mount: “The Market Will Revert To Much Higher Volatility”

European and Asian stocks slumped on Thursday following the worst one-day drop in US stocks in 8 months, while S&P futures tumbled to session lows, down 0.3% to 2,350 after initially posting a modest rebound, following a new Reuters report alleging that Trump campaign members communication with Russians on at least 18 occasions, and which […]

X-Asset Strategy Head: “Traders Have Become Desensitized To What Constitutes An Actual Threat”

Earlier today, RBC’s Charlie McElligott explained why today’s action is indicative of one or more energy/risk-neutral/value funds blowing up. Now he looks at the underlying cause, and attributes it to the inability of investors to discriminate between real and imaginary threats in what has now become a “deafening cacophony of noise.” THE DOLLAR MELTDOWN We […]

Euro Surges As Trump Fears Slam Dollar; Futures Poised For New Records

In a replica of Monday’s early trading, European shares are down, this time led by health-care stocks even as the Euro surges above 1.1050, the highest level since the US election. Asian equities rose, while S&P futures were unchanged although we expect the ramp to kick in any second, and take the NASDAQ to another […]

Frontrunning: May 15

Oil Jumps Over Output Deal (BBG), Saudi Arabia, Russia Favor Extending Oil Cuts Through Next March (BBG) Trump Doctrine Confounds G-7 as Ministers Kick Can to Sicily (BBG) Senate GOP’s agenda is at a moment of reckoning with unpredictable Trump (WaPo) White House Races to Fill FBI Job (WSJ) Former Trump Employees Say He Taped […]