Tag Archives: Brexit

Q3 2016 Market Update and Outlook: A Golden Summer

At the end of Q2 2016, uncertainty was on the rise, the geopolitical environment was fragile and financial markets appeared highly susceptible to exogenous shocks. Global stock indices wobbled, safe haven trades such as long Japanese yen and long US treasuries gained steam, all while gold rallied in tandem with investor uncertainty. We expected much […]
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The Times They Are A-Changin’

As we approach the end of summer, here’s my perspective on economic issues worth watching. Employment The big new noise is the July employment report. Job growth surged, according to the Department of Labor. The US economy added 255,000 positions, according to the Department of Labor, far more than the 180,000 increase that economists had […]
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Macro, Markets, and Malarkey

Stocks and Bonds It feels like forever ago, but back in February, the S&P 500 hit its lowest level since 2014 as global growth fears spooked investors, leading to liquidations and deleveraging—most notably for sovereign wealth funds. Fast forward to now…as of the end of July 2016, the S&P 500 closed at 2,173.60—up 7.5% from […]
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Managed Futures Post Brexit

Fear Is Not An Investment Decision

The End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End (Redux): Written Commentary

For those of you who did not have the time to watch the video on this topic, below is a more complete text of what I had to say: Tragedies in Orlando and in England by themselves are difficult to comprehend and clearly represent elements of extremism that indicate some “permission” to behave at the […]
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The End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End (Redux): Video Commentary

  Links to Referenced ThinkAdvisor and Blog Content: A Different Liquidity Trap https://altegrisblogs.com/2014/05/28/the-end-of-the-beginning-or-the-beginning-of-the-end/    

The Fed Minutes Are Not As Dovish As The Markets Are Reading Them

We have to wait for Brexit and the July employment numbers before the Fed reacts

Grexit and investing in a Sartre world

On Friday, June 26th, I was on Bloomberg Market Makers with Olivia Sterns and Pimm Fox to spend a few minutes talking about the news of the day and the markets.  In a short period of time one tries to respond to some of the issues that may not have been covered or where the […]
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