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Category Archives: Swiss National Bank

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 […]

Dow Drops Again Despite Lack Of Global Armageddon Threats

No healthcare reform, a hawkish Yellen, and dismal housing and confidence data… equity markets jump…presumably because the world did not end… but did dump into the close   "and… it's gone"   All major equity indices gained on the day (with Trannies and Small Caps extending their exuberance) and Nasdaq the laggard on the week […]

What’s Next For The VIX? RBC Explains

Yesterday, as the VIX was setting up for one of its biggest one day jumps in history, we reminded readers just how massive the short-vol overhang was courtesy of the following chart from JPMorgan showing that the net Vega on VIX-related ETFs was at an all time high, suggesting that the risk of a vol-buying […]

“Mystery” Central Bank Buyer Revealed: SNB Now Owns A Record $84 Billion In US Stocks

In the second quarter of the year, one in which unlike in Q1 fund flows showed a persistent and perplexing outflow from US stocks and into European and Emerging Markets, a trading desk rumor emerged that even as institutional traders dumped stocks and retail investors piled into ETFs, a “mystery” central bank was quietly bidding […]

The Swiss National Bank Owns $80 Billion In US Stocks – Here’s The Catch

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, Switzerland is a small country of just 8 million people, but they make an outsized impact on economics and finance and money. Because Switzerland is considered a safe haven and a well-run country, many people would like to hold large amounts of their assets in the Swiss franc. This […]

What Is The Market Telling Us?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The entire global economy now depends on this stripped-of-information "market" for its stability. Ho-hum, another day, another record high in the S&P 500 (SPX). What is this market telling us? If you're long, the market is screaming "you're a genius!": But other than that, what else is […]

Rajan Warns “The Fundamental Problems Of The Financial Crisis Are Still With Us”

Authored by Christof Gisiger via Finanz Und Wirtschaft, Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, warns of more turmoil ahead if the developed world fails to adapt to the fundamental forces of global change. It is a pivotal moment on the eve of […]

SNB Spent $68 Billion On Currency Manipulation In 2016

While Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with China for manipulating its currency, he appears to have recently figured out that over the past 2 years Beijing has been spending hundreds of billions in dollar to strengthen, not weaken, the Yuan and to halt the ~$1 trillion in capital flight from China. But while […]

Swiss National Bank’s U.S. Stock Holdings Hit A Record $63.4 Billion

Being able to print your own money and buy stocks at any price sure can be fun. Just as the SNB which unlike many other (if ever fewer) central banks admits to doing just that. In its latest 13F filing, the Swiss National Bank reported that the value of its portfolio of US stocks rose […]

Risk Reward Analysis for Financial Markets

By EconMatters We focus this video regarding the potential upside for stocks versus the considerable downside risk for investors. All Technical Analysis is flawed and backward looking, it is a Critical Thinking flaw to extrapolate the future from the most recent past. I want to know the next market move, and not still be stuck on the […]