Monthly Archives: April 2017

COTD: Oil Supply Breakeven Prices

Hot from the latest International Monetary Fund’s, World Economic Outlook.   Looks like not many of the projects out there making money at $50 bbl. (COTD = Chart of the Day)

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

The Oat-Bund yield spread widened out about 7 bps this past week.  Hard left anti-EU candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon,  is making a late charge turning the first round of the presidential election into a 4-way horse race.    Though  Le Penn and … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – April 14

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Global Risk Monitor – April 14

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Why the Equity Bull Market Must Continue

We have been busy crunching some very interesting data on pension funds from the most recent Federal Reserve’s,  Flow of Funds Accounts.    Check out the charts below. Interestingly,  the last time Private and State & Local Government Pensions were fully … Continue reading

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How the Life Insurance Industry Invests

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Major Holders of the US Corporate Bond Market

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Sí!

Way to go, Sergio!    Gutsy!  Clutch!   And on Seve’s 60th!  Couldn’t write a better script. .

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The Word for Today: Thucydides Trap

The Greek historian’s metaphor reminds us of the attendant dangers when a rising power rivals a ruling power—as Athens challenged Sparta in ancient Greece, or as Germany did Britain a century ago. Most such contests have ended badly, often for … Continue reading

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

The Oat-Bund 10-year spread was pretty much unchanged for the week at 65 bps. The German 10-year yield fell over 10 bps for the week. Macron is slipping a bit in first round polling, but remains way ahead in the … Continue reading

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