Why Are The Markets Not Correcting

So let’s get to it, what did we learn over the past week? We were informed by Intel that its computer chips were affected by a bug that makes them vulnerable to hacking. All computers with Intel chips from the past 10 years are affected. Considering that computer chips are basically the backbone and brain behind… Please follow and like us:

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Merrill: Managers Expect Stock Peak in ‘2019 or Beyond’

Global investors raised their allocation to equities to net 55% overweight in January, a two-year high, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey. Allocation to bonds fell to a four-year low of net 67% underweight. Investors in January were the most overweight equities relative to government bonds since August 2014, Merrill… Please follow and like us:

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6 Hedge Fund Trends to Watch in 2018

Hedge fund assets have hit record highs in each of the five past quarters, to some $3.2 trillion, and will grow by 5.5% over the next 12 months, according to Don Steinbrugge, head of Agecroft Partners, in his annual predictions of industry trends. Assets have risen despite a drumbeat of bad news about hedge funds, Steinbrugge… Please follow and like us:

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Hedge Fund AUM to reach an all-time high in 2018 for the 10th year in a row?

Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends stemming from our contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. The hedge fund industry is dynamic, and participants are best served by anticipating, rather than reacting to, change. Below are Agecroft’s 9th annual predictions for the biggest trends… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Is an Implausible Currency

Is bitcoin money, or a payment system? Mounds, or Almond Joy? Great taste, or less filling? If bitcoin is good at both those jobs, then it’s probably got a bright future. If it’s good at neither of them … well, farewell, bitcoin, we hardly knew ye. In a previous column I tackled the question of whether… Please follow and like us:

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Asia markets swing as traders focus on Fed meeting

Asian markets swung in and out of positive territory on Wednesday as investors brushed off another record close on Wall Street and looked ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Dow and S&P 500 clocked up another day of all-time highs, lifted by financials ahead of an expected interest rate hike by the Fed,… Please follow and like us:

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S&P 500 Projected Return: 5% P.A. Or -4% – Robecco

2018 will be a “coming of age” for financial markets around the world as central banks wind down QE and economic growth gains traction, that’s the main takeaway from Robeco’s latest Expected Returns 2018-2022 report. Robecco’s report, which is published every year and gives a five-year expected returns forecast for the period ahead, has been named… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Wall Street Sell Side Indicator Indicates Gains Of 13% For S&P 500

One of the tools analysts at Bank of America use to try and gauge market sentiment through data is the bank’s Sell Side Indicator. This indicator is a compilation of asset allocation recommendations from Wall Street analysts. To arrive at the final figure, BoA’s analysts use the simple average of the recommended equity weighting for each… Please follow and like us:

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The Future Fund and its contribution to Australia’s economic status

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia, November 30, 2017 – Australia’s Future Fund is a government-owned investment fund of Australia. The fund’s capital revenue emanates from the excess financial plan invested by the government of Australia. The Fund currently possesses nearly $60 billion of property, as stated by the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. In the year 2006, the government… Please follow and like us:

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BOA: Private Investors Are Buying Stocks For First Time Since 2008

For the past nine years, private investors have avoided stocks. According to Bank of America’s weekly client asset flow trends report, in every year since 2008, private clients have sold equities on a net basis. The only year to buck this trend was in 2015 when clients acquired a net $1.8 billion in stocks including ETF… Please follow and like us:

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Morgan Stanley: When Will The Bull Market End?

Trying to predict the end of economic cycles isn’t an easy game, but analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that they have some idea as to the date of the current bull market end. Get The Timeless Reading eBook in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Timeless Reading in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read… Please follow and like us:

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JPMorgan Says Quant Underperformance “Has Not Been Abnormal”

In a research piece titled “Quant funds underperform,” JPMorgan analyst Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou and his Global Markets Strategy team think they understand the causation. With hedge fund allocation inflows towards quant funds pulling in near 30% of all hedge funds, this occurs at a time when the human-based manager just might be winning against the machines. Get… Please follow and like us:

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Junk Universe Sell-Off: Nothing To Worry About?

Last week investors pulled $6.8 billion from high-yield bond funds last week, the third-biggest outflow on record. Several factors contributed to the outflows including worries about the sustainability of yields at multi-year lows, rising interest rates, China worries and concerns surrounding struggling US tax legislation. However, while bond funds suffered outflows, investors snapped up equities. Equity… Please follow and like us:

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Central Bank Outlook Dominates 2018 Predictions

At the end of every year, Saxo Bank publishes its ten outrageous predictions for the year ahead, which tend to go against market consensus. Indeed, at the end of 2016, while consensus was calling for a continued economic recovery, Saxo was predicting a “departure from the ‘business as usual’” mentality that’s plagued businesses and central banks… Please follow and like us:

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Equities slump as investors lock in gains

Equities slumped on Monday as investors cashed out to lock in gains from October’s bullish market and a batch of listed companies delayed the release of their third quarter earnings reports, said experts. The Shanghai Composite Index fell by as much as 1.7 percent on Monday morning and closed the day with a 0.77 percent decline… Please follow and like us:

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