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Global Macro Analysis – Themes & Opportunities

Global Macro Analysis

As we head into the new week towards the critical meeting of the FOMC, the speculation around the FED’s decision continues to dominate the press, together with the ramifications of all the possible outcomes. But there is a new and worrying Global Macro concern emerging against that background, which contains many more serious implications; the…Read more…

Weekly Global Macro

Weekly Global Macro

As we have previously identified, there is a serious luck of conviction in today’s markets; is there going to be a risk on or risk off environment? There are no clear convictions but only uncertainty, lack of liquidity and serious debate about the future, mainly caused by the monetary policies of major central banks and the…Read more…

Global Macro Insights

Global Macro Insights

When the EUR was moving higher against the USD, in previous weeks, due to speculation that the ECB might “taper” sooner than expected, due to higher yields in the Euro-zone and improved inflation and growth forecasts, I had been explaining that this line of thinking doesn’t seem likely and it was probably flawed.  I was…Read more…

Global Macro & Equities

Global Macro & Equities

TO FADE OR NOT TO FADE? In previous posts we had identified the sharp sell-off in the German Bund as a major catalyst for the markets. Again this is happening this morning. The German Bund is moving strongly downwards causing European yields to spike higher. What is the cause of this? What is driving prices?…Read more…

Global Macro & Currency Markets

Global Macro & Currency Markets

As we have been explaining in previous posts, economists and financial professionals are trying to explain what is actually happening right now in financial markets and where are we placed in the economic and business cycle. Whether inflation targets will be met in major economies are still rather unclear as well as future projections about…Read more…

Trading Bonds, Equities & Forex

Trading Bonds, Equities & Forex

May 7, 2015 Things are tough. I was reading in an article that 2014 was a very bad year for hedge funds, similar to 2009, despite the strong trends in equity markets. I was also reading recently, in the news: “Odey Asset Management founder Crispin Odey’s flagship hedge fund slumped 19.3 per cent in April, after…Read more…

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