Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Bonds With A Draghi Tattoo

On Tuesday,  June 27th,  Super Mario said this, “Deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones.”  – Mario Draghi And here is how global 10-year bond yields reacted, The German 10-year Bund yield increased 77 percent — OK, from a … Continue reading

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The Ambiguity of Stock Value: Why It’s So Difficult to Call The Top

This is one of our favorite posts of all-time. Thought it apropos to re-post given that everyone and their mother is trying to call the top in stocks.  It’s all about yield-seeking capital flows, my friends.   Tell us what interest … Continue reading

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History’s Biggest “Butterfly Effect” Occurred On This Day

The butterfly effect is the concept that small causes can have large effects. Initially, it was used with weather prediction but later the term became a metaphor used in and out of science. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is … Continue reading

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Memo To Republicans

To:         The President and Congressional Republicans From:    Joe and Jane Sixpack Date:     June 27, 2017 Re:         Health Care Act _______________________________________________________________ Get over it!    America wants universal health care. Please fix it or replace Obamacare with something better. Your most … Continue reading

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QOTD: Super Mario Speaks

“Deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones.”  – Mario Draghi

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The Rack Trade

Ever have a pairs (spread) trade where both sides were moving against you?  Ouch!  Been there, don’t want to do that.   Well, this is what we call the rack trade  (Kudos to Doug Skrypek for coining the term).   You … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – June 23

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Global Risk Monitor – June 23

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The Incredible Shrinking Relative Float of Treasury Bonds

Lot’s of hand wringing these days about the flattening yield curve.  We still maintain our position that the signal from the bond market is significantly distorted due to the global central bank intervention (QE) into the bond markets.   See here … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Robotic Police Force

Wow!  When is the last time you met a cop that spoke nine languages? Robocop On Wednesday, May 24, Dubai will launch a new police robot that marks the first phase of the integration of robots into the police force. … Continue reading

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