Monthly Archives: February 2019

February In Review

Summary EM x/ Turkey & India bond yields lower U.S. 10-year yield up 9 bps on the month U.S. 10 minus 2-year spread 5 bps steeper U.S. credit spreads in big Euro periphery x/ Italy tighter on the month EM … Continue reading

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S&P500’s Five Hottest First Two Months Since 1950

The final trade is in for February and the S&P500 is up 11.07 percent in the first two months of the year.  It is the fourth strongest start for the S&P since 1950. The table shows that such strong Jan/Feb … Continue reading

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QOTD: Free Trade, Please…

  The only policy that left- and right-wing populists can agree on to address economic decline is trade protectionism, which will make the world poorer.  A new type of populism that puts more trust in local communities may well have … Continue reading

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BFTP: Pass The NorKo, My Back Aches

BFTP = Blast From The Past   As POTUS travels back to the States after his meeting with the North Korean leader, we are reposting a piece we wrote last April.  We were kind of lone rangers and took some … Continue reading

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“Crowding Out” Caused The Q4 Stock Swoon

In what we consider one of our best and most timely all-time posts, The Gathering Storm In The Treasury Market 2.0, a must-read tome on the structural changes taking place in the U.S. Treasury market, we warned at the end of last … Continue reading

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TOTD: Baby GAAP

Spent a few grand there myself!  Not on myself. Our moms shop at the GAAP pic.twitter.com/k7u34KgWIx — Amber Kanwar (@amberkanwar) February 24, 2019

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Week In Review – February 22

Summary More of the same risk on.  No sellers China equities up big on stimulus and trade deal chatter Copper breaking out as economists go doom and gloom on the global economy (see charts) Commentary:   2800 on the S&P looms … Continue reading

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Sector ETF Performance – February 22

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Global Risk Monitor – February 22

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Bovine Math & Physics

Awesome!  I am a yuuuge ‘Horns fan.  Hook ’em, baby! Okay, it's more math than physics but… pic.twitter.com/tQajyVLE9u — PhysicsCentral (@PhysicsCentral) February 23, 2019

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