Monthly Archives: July 2017

July Key Takeaways

Stock Indices Emerging markets dominated stock returns in July with Turkey leading the way. India, which we stated was one our favorites at the beginning of the month continues to rip,  up over 22 percent, YTD.   This is going to … Continue reading

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No Worries: Vol Not Priced For Budget Ceiling

Do the markets price risk anymore?   That it is always inevitable when the world is awash with central bank based liquidity is not a surprise. We do see the VIX creeping back over 10 after trading with 8 handle for … Continue reading

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The “Firming” Global Recovery

The IMF upgraded their view of the global economy, while slightly downgrading U.S. economic growth due to lack of fiscal progress. The Global Economy Maintains Momentum The cyclical recovery continues. Growth outturns in the first quarter of 2017 were higher … Continue reading

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Week In Review

Global Stocks Flat week for the S&P500 after making new all-time earlier in the week although the Dow continues to make record highs.  Nasdaq also new record early in week then  succumbed to profit taking on Thursday and Friday.   India, … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – July 28

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Global Risk Monitor – July 28

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COTD: “Easy Financial Conditions”

You heard it here first, folks, in our July 16th post,  Market Liquidity Conditions Still Loose As A Goose. Here is Bloomberg on the easy money, Easier financial conditions affect the Fed in three ways. First, officials will associate them with … Continue reading

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QOTD: AI And China

China recognizes that AI will be critical to its future “comprehensive national power” – The Diplomat

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Dollar Index Spanked After FOMC – Nears Key Support

The Dollar Index was spanked today after what the market percieved as a dovish FOMC statement.    Kind of odd as early inflation indicators starting to pick up. We were expecting a short-term rally as everyone is long the euro/dollar pair, … Continue reading

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