Spaghetti market.

October 19, 2018 Here’s to the good old spaghetti western where the goodie is mysterious and the bad are bad. That’s how markets feel at present. Equity markets soured overnight and the culprits were Italy and China.

Sort of a day.

October 18, 2018 Today was one of those days when people were somewhat out of sorts. Why? Well, we had a great rally the previous day and today investors took a moment or two to reflect on yesterday’s journey.

Stock surge.

October 17, 2018 Stocks rebounded strongly today when reported earnings for some were better than expected. The better results are giving investors room to move. NASDAQ saw its biggest gain since March.

The Pressure Cooker.

October 16, 2018 Temperatures are rising, in more ways than one, and so too the pressure. Hedge funds are apparently starting to exit their momentum trades and that means selling pressure will continue.

Self-doubt?

October 15, 2018 We look at Fed-speak, diving into what the gods of the Fed are thinking and then trying to act pre-emptively. For traders, the first concern is - will the Fed change course?

Nowhere to be seen.

October 11, 2018 The equity market was bloodied and bruised and for good reason. Interest rates are moving higher and the risk-off trades which acted before as a pressure valve are just not eventuating.

Oh snap.

October 10, 2018 There are plenty of reasons why bond yields can move higher. Do you invest now - but portfolios could suffer further losses? Or do you sit tight until bond yields level out? It’s a hard decision.

Nightmare on Bond Street.

October 8, 2018 Equities had their worst week for a month and it was all due to the bond market. The movements in the 10-year and 30-year have pushed bond yields to 7-year and 4-year highs, respectively.

Run Away, Run Away.

October 5, 2018 Equities plunged and volatility is clawing its way back to the long-term mean. The rout in treasuries has forced some repricing of risk assets.