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Bank Of America: “This Is A Clear Sign Of Irrational Exuberance”

The latest monthly Fund Manager Survey by Bank of America confirmed what recent market actions have already demonstrated, namely that, as BofA Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett explained, there is a “big market conviction in Goldilocks leading to capitulation into risk assets” while at the same time sending Fund managers’ cash levels to a 4-year […]

Mauldin: “Investors Ignore What May Be The Biggest Policy Error In History”

Submitted by John Mauldin My good friend Peter Boockvar recently shared a chart with me. The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers have been tracking consumers and their expectations about the direction of the stock market over the next year. We are now at an all-time high in the expectation that the stock market will […]

In The Shadows Of Black Monday – “Volatility Isn’t Broken… The Market Is”

Authored by Christopher Cole via Artemis Capital Management, Volatility and the Alchemy of Risk The Ouroboros, a Greek word meaning ‘tail devourer’, is the ancient symbol of a snake consuming its own body in perfect symmetry. The imagery of the Ouroboros evokes the infinite nature of creation from destruction. The sign appears across cultures and […]

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

One Trader Warns Of “The True Danger Ahead”

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist, It’s easy for me to sit back and take pot shots at the hedge fund gurus calling for a repeat of the 2008 crash. Spouting words about markets never repeating the previous crisis is kind of cheap. If I am so sure history won’t repeat, why don’t […]

The Cost Of Market Crash Insurance Just Hit A Record High

With the VIX surging, and then quickly getting pummeled on two occasions in the past three weeks, dizzy traders could be forgiven to assume that any latent “risk off” threat, whether from North Korea or the US political front, has been taken off the table. However, a deeper look inside the vol surface reveals something […]

Gundlach: Bond Wipeout Is Just Beginning

It was already a jittery day for fixed income investors, with a bond rout which started after today’s French auction was poorly received, unleashing a selling scramble and sending Bund yields above 0.50% for the first time since January 2016, and breaking out above a key support level, then crossing the ocean and slamming both […]

“This Is Getting Out Of Hand” – Another Vol Event Strikes As FANGs Face Worst Week In 5 Months

As legendary market technician John Bollinger tweeted today… "Another volatility event in the US stock market. At the lows S&P -1.4%, VIX +51.1%. This is going to get out of hand one day." And quite an event it was… VIX spiked to 15.16 and liquidity collapsed before panic-vol-sellers struck again (as banks hit unchanged) slamming […]

Is Risk Parity Driving The Market?

Authored by Brean Capital's Peter Tchir via Forbes.com, I am have more and more discussions about Risk Parity. While Bridgewater is the best known and largest advocate of Risk Parity – it can be implemented in a simple form by virtually anyone. Sophisticated Risk Parity strategies involve balancing multiple asset classes (global bonds, global equities, […]

Pondering The Real Perils Of Risk Parity Portfolios

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, The other day, fabled hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones made headlines when he issued a bold warning to Janet Yellen & Co. (from Bloomberg): The legendary macro trader says that years of low interest rates have bloated stock valuations to a level not seen since […]