Market Intelligence
DAX for President?
By now everybody knows Europe is in pain, the economy is imploding, Brexit is a mess, Italy is ion chaos,…
February 16, 2019
DAX and Eurostoxx 50 “Squeezy”
Index futures, especially European indices, are trading strong today as newswires are reporting about the US/China trade talks progressing well.…
February 15, 2019
5 Lessons About Volatility to Learn From the History of Markets
In 2018, the re-emergence of volatility took many market participants by surprise. After all, aside from a few smaller, intermittent…
February 15, 2019
Recession Risks Are Likely Higher Than You Think
It is often said that one should never discuss religion or politics as you are going to wind up offending…
February 14, 2019
Achtung ahead!
Not pretty charts for the bullish crowd post the US retails sales stats. Equity index futures all down. Risk premium…
February 14, 2019
Germany Imploding – What If Things ArenĀ“t Perfect?
Earlier today, newswires reported about the imploding German economy. There is no doubt the German economy is not doing overly…
February 14, 2019
Time to care about Euro area politics again
Investors started to worry about the French election in Feb-17 – two months ahead of the vote. European parliamentary elections…
February 14, 2019
The USD Does Matter
We have been writing about the recent weakness in the Emerging Markets space, and that poor momentum in the EM…
February 13, 2019
Macro and Credit – Cryoseism
“Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.” –  Pearl S. Buck Watching…
February 13, 2019
Speculation We Said, Speculation We Got
The Chinese bull continues. Below is the chart showing the SHCOMP, CSI 300 and the Chi Next performance YTD. All…
February 13, 2019