Monthly Archives: December 2019

Buy, Sell, Or Hold?

Wow, Mr. Market at the 150-yard line again. Only the second time in history and everyone and their mother are all lathered up. The Week Before Christmas ‘Twas the week before Christmas,  when all through the House, the Dems were … Continue reading

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It’s Always About The Treasury Flows

We have looked at the central bank holdings — both the Fed and foreign central banks — of marketable Treasury bills, notes, and bonds over the past twenty years and were quite surprised by our findings.   Our analysis may also … Continue reading

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The Long-Term Damage Of The Trade War

“US farmers might not regain their market share even if a trade settlement is concluded with China.”  – South China Morning Post If you have been following the Global Macro Monitor over the past year, you know our thoughts on … Continue reading

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The Last Central Banker With Balls

[Balls as in courage and bravery.  Exemplified in the quote,  “Margaret Thatcher was Ronald Reagan with balls.”  Don’t get all PC on us now!] As a graduate student, I interviewed at the Federal Reserve Board in the Eccles Building on … Continue reading

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December 7, 1941: “We are all in the same boat now”

Those words spoken to President Franklin Roosevelt by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on this day 78 years ago. On December 7, 1941, at around 1:30 p.m., President Franklin Roosevelt is conferring with advisor Harry Hopkins in his study when … Continue reading

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Why The Stock Bull Is A Big Meh For Most Americans

Interesting piece by the FT today that only one-third of Americans feel the benefits of the great bull market.   Only 40 percent of the population realizes stocks are up for the year.  These are tough numbers for a so-called “populist” … Continue reading

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QOTD: Churchill On Truth

QOTD:  Quote of the Day The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is.  — Winston Churchill, HOUSE OF COMMONS, May 17th 1916

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Rollback Is The Word And Dealbreaker

“#China believes if both sides reach a phase-one agreement, relevant tariffs must be lowered.” -Commerce Ministry spox reiterates tariff rollback must be part of phase one #trade deal via @CNBC’s @chengevelyn. Spox says 2 sides in touch. No deets on … Continue reading

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The Trend Toward Hyperautomation & Autonomous Things

Where is the policy response to help the U.S. labor market prepare for this?   Michael Kung, a senior partner at the US research and advisory firm Gartner Inc, told reporters at a press conference in Taiwan yesterday hyper-automation tops the … Continue reading

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COTD: Apple’s Global Supply Chain

COTD:  Chart of the Day Maybe a bit dated but you get the picture, no surprise, China dominates the supply chain, which also includes fabs.  Apple is very exposed to a protracted or forever trade war and deterioration of the global … Continue reading

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