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Category Archives: Futures Contract

Credit Suisse “Climbs The Wall Of Worry”, Raises S&P Target To 2,500 From 2,350

Following bearish reports from Goldman (which tactically downgraded stocks to Neutral for the next three months just hours before the Fed rate hike), RBC and JPM’s head quant Marko Kolanovic over the past week, overnight Credit Suisse decided to take the other side of the trade and hiked its year end forecasts for the S&P500, […]

Deutsche Bank: “The Probability Of A Negative Shock Is High”

For the second week in a row, Deutsche Bank’s strategist Parag Thatte has a somewhat conflicted message for the bank’s clients: on one hand, he writes that positive economic surprises continue “but are getting less so”, and although the divergence between har data surprises and sentiment is diminishing the bank is somewhat confident that a […]

Demand For Physical Gold Is Collapsing

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, I serve on the Board of Directors of a large Singapore-based company that’s in the gold and silver business. And, last night during our quarterly conference call, the management team gave me a lot of intriguing information. Sales of physical gold and silver are collapsing across the entire industry. […]

Quiet Start To Quad-Witching St. Paddy’s Day: Futures Flat, Global Stocks Mixed

A quiet start to today’s quad-witching St. Patrick’s day, with European stocks mixed, Asian shares and U.S. index futures (-0.1%) little changed ahead of industrial production data with just Tiffany’s set to report earnings. Emerging markets headed toward the best week in eight months even as the global equities rally spurred by the Federal Reserve’s […]

Kolanovic: We Expect “Near-Term Market Weakness; Suggest Reducing US Equities”

First Goldman, then RBC, and now JPM’s top quant. One month after JPM’s head quant Marko Kolanovic warned that volatility is about to return and could lead to “accidents”, the market timer also called “Gandalf” elsewhere for his prognosticative skills is out with a fresh warning, predicting “market weakness in the near-term” adding that he […]

Global Stocks Rise, S&P Futs Flat As Dollar Rebounds Ahead Of Critical Week For Markets

European bourses advance and Asian share rose led by a surge in Hong Kong stocks which rose the most in three months as Japan hit 15 month highs. U.S. futures are little changed along while the dollar rebounded from session lows after Friday’s selloff. Crude oil has continued its retreat, down 0.2% and sliding for […]

The Very Strange State Of The Market

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Last week I reviewed Why This Market Reminds Me Of 1999: “While there is much hope the new President, and his newly minted cabinet, will “Make America Great Again,” there can be a huge difference between expectations and reality. And, like in 1999, there is just the simple realization that eventually […]

Tumbling Oil Launches Record Options Trading As “800 Million Barrels” Change Hands

With oil’s recent somnolent, low-vol levitation at their back, the number of hedge funds and other speculators who were soothed by the gradual move higher and betting on the success of OPEC reflationary strategy, had recently grown to an all time high, as seen in the chart below showing the number of long net-spec positions […]

Euro Surges, Bunds Tumble On Report Draghi Considering Rate Hikes Prior To QE End

Update: Reuters chimes in with its own headline, saying the discussion was brief, without broad support.  SOME ECB RATE SETTERS RAISED POSSIBILITY OF RATE HIKES BEFORE END QE, DISCUSSION WAS BRIEF, WITHOUT BROAD SUPPORT – SOURCES * * * The EURUSD spiked, European stocks faded gains, and German Bund futures tumbled to session lows following […]

“Anything Can Happen” – Is Now The Time To ‘Fade The Fed’?

Via Kevin Muir of The Macro Tourist blog, Last week’s hawkish Federal Reserve guidance sent the front end of the yield curve for a tailspin. In the process, the odds of a March hike went from less than 50% to almost 100%. The movement in the Fed funds futures curve was swift and vicious. The […]