Tag Archives: Illiquidity Premium

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

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/    

A Look at the Year Ahead

Providing some answers to the questions on the media’s minds (and maybe the investors’). This is the time of year when we get a lot of questions regarding our outlook for next year including a call for point estimates on the usual indices and other variables. It is somewhat pointless to provide point estimates, but […]
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Employment Numbers Surprise Almost No One; Alter No Fed Expectations, But…

Are we entering a longer growth, but lower return environment? The Numbers April employment numbers of 223,000 jobs added dropped the unemployment rate to 5.4%. March numbers were revised lower to 85,000 jobs vs. the 126,000 previously reported. Wages rose quite modestly month-over-month. This report provided a sigh of relief for the bulls on both […]
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Messaging and Positioning in a Different Risk and Return World

A conversation about real estate with broader implications I don’t ordinarily write about specific funds under the Altegris umbrella, but a recent meeting with a gatekeeper and Burland East, who is the fund sub-adviser of the Altegris/AACA Real Estate Long Short Fund (RAAIX) produced some more general observations. Burl has been involved in the real estate […]
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