Dominoes – Part 2 Cash is King – What Cash ?

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This is a scary correlation chart. Using Bloomberg data, 1 for most correlated and -1 for most -ve correlation, the 2 tables show how much correlations have grown in the past year as… Continue reading

Domino Effect – Dissipating Money, Use Common Sense

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Something is about to happen. Something big. 4 asset classes – Real Estate, Bonds, Equities and Commodities. Even as Gold hits its highs as we speak, and Silver too, I believe that when… Continue reading

Someone Tell Me : Is The Only Thing Deflating Right Now Is Money ?..and Orange Juice

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What do we do with Money ? As the days pass, it looks like money is increasingly buying little, except orange juice and maybe coffee which has crashed since 1 Feb. Gold and… Continue reading

Making Sense, Making Decisions

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S&P Posts Highest Close in Nearly 4 Years abeit lower volumes. Yet the Bulls Snifff Out Plenty of Reasons to Be Optimistic. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5ec70d94-5e65-11e1-85f6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1nNgD39xU The lack of conviction could be seen in the recent… Continue reading

Can Asia be split into core and peripheral?

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Two years on and counting, if the Greek contagion can no longer be contained, would we start to see a split in the performance of Asia’s local bond markets? We caught a glimpse… Continue reading

Data Preview : Michigan Consumer Confidence Sentiment

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We have US Consumer Sentiment Tonight. Beware the shadow of Oil & Gas. With pump prices in the US soaring with the S&P, hard to see people keeping their spirits up unless …… Continue reading

Like A Moth To A Flame – Trading on Hope

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Feels like the market is trading past the recession and running before it even walks. The PMIs have just arrested a downslide and S&P is nearing its 4 year high. Its on blue moons… Continue reading

Trading In A Minefield – Day 2 Consolidation

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Headlines patchy and sounding real repetitive. I turned the boat around yesterday. Squared out short UST ETFs (TBT US and PST US). Squared out the SILV long for the interim, looking to re-enter… Continue reading

Trading in a Mine Field – Don’t Freeze, Think Risk Off !

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The headlines all say it. Skeptical of EUR. Yet EUR/USD rose to highs intraday. USD/JPY broke 80.00 like many wouldn’t believe and AUD/SGD tried for 1.07 even after a crisis of confidence in… Continue reading

Nothing Meaningful in Trading EUR

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This sums up how I feel year to date. “Bond and Currency markets are now so rigged by policy makers that I have no meaningful insights to offer, other than my bubble fears.”… Continue reading