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May 30, 2017

Don't say you haven't been warned .... the Carry trade is almost full

ref : "History Says Emerging-Market Carry Trade Can Only End in Tears" , Bloomberg Markets

Our thanks to Bloomberg for bringing us Bank of America Merrill Lynch's assertion that investment in the carry...

May 30, 2017

Friday 26th May 2017

You can't please 'em all ..... OPEC extends but the market is unimpressed

ref :- "OPEC Leaves Market Guessing on Exit Strategy After Oil Pact", Bloomberg Markets

Last night OPEC announced that along with its non-OPEC partners it will extend the 1.8m b...

May 25, 2017

Doveish Hawks ? Hawkish Doves ? The future's got a bit cloudier for the Fed .....

ref : "Why a Hot Jobs Market means the Fed Is Facing a Sticky Summer" , Bloomberg Markets

If you're wondering how the S&P 500 Index got to post a record close last night, you can put it dow...

May 24, 2017

Wednesday 24th May 2017

A Green Light for the Euro, A Ray of Hope for Greece, and A Budget for the US ..... all the way from Never-Never Land.

Just time today to point you in the direction of three topics worthy of attention. All the major financial news outlets will hav...

May 22, 2017

At the risk of teaching Granny to suck eggs ......

ref :- " All quiet on the risky front " , Buttonwood in The Economist, Finance and Economics

Apologies for using a fine old English expression in case it should provoke some unsettling mental images for some readers. You...

May 19, 2017

You know, there are still some old greybeards about struggling to come to terms with negative interest rates as a concept, never mind as central bank policy. It's a mad world all right, and it's hard not to have a little sympathy. In the grand scheme of things, it's no...

May 18, 2017

Yesterday we had a look at the effects that President Trump's "unorthodox" methods and actions were having on the US dollar. Well, let's face it we could write about Mr Trump every day, and often it's difficult not to. Today would be a case in point, such are the marke...

May 17, 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2015

Is that it, then ? For the Dollar, is the Trump effect is officially over .....?

ref :- "Best Forecasters See No Reprieve for Dollar as Trump Woes Mount" , Bloomberg Markets

Obviously we planned our time away to coincide with some of the quietest c...

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