Como Asset Management Warns That Investors Chasing Yield May Get Crushed

The Maggiore Fund I LP from Chicago based Como Asset Management may have been able to muster up a respectable December return of 1.45% but with a year-end total return of 2.98%, performance has landed far short of targets, according to a letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk. 1 The fund, which is managed by John… Please follow and like us:

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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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Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018

Innovative Securities: Higher Risks May Come in 2018 BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – We are living in the decade of bullish markets. Because of record returns (and low interest rates) retail money floods the market. What could next year hold for the investors after all this? Innovative Securities’ prognosis tries to answer. In 2017,… 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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A Dangerous Market Structure is More Worrying than Expensive Asset Valuations and Record Debt Levels

FASANARA CAPITAL letter for October “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” – Leonardo da Vinci Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues A Dangerous Market… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s Likely Fed Chair Could Be Good for Business

When it comes to the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump has been all over the map. He’s alternately praised and attacked its leader, Janet Yellin. During the 2016 campaign, he labeled her a stooge of President Barack Obama who he said was keeping interest rates and the economy humming just to get Hillary Clinton elected. “The… Please follow and like us:

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The Case For 5,000 Gold

“We believe that precious metals remain a relevant asset class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield,” said Goldman Sachs in a recent report on the dilemma of what investors should do about falling gold price . “They are neither a historic accident or a relic,” the report, titled “Fear And Wealth” continued. Following the… Please follow and like us:

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DB – Here Is What Will Cause Volatility To Explode

Is this the calm before the storm? Alan Ruskin, foreign exchange analyst at Deutsche Bank, believes it is. In a note penned by Ruskin and published today, the analyst opines that markets are currently in “freeze mode” in the midst of global uncertainties. However, as the central bank balance sheet picture changes and central banks begin… Please follow and like us:

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The Fed Has Initiated ‘Operation SNAIL’

The “big news” from Janet Yellen’s recent press conference, which was hardly news at all to those who have followed the Fed’s past announcements, was that Fed officials, having long promised to eventually undo much if not all of the vast balance sheet growth brought about by the Fed’s various QE operations, and having delayed paying… Please follow and like us:

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What the Fed’s moves mean to the economy | Biz Brain

Q. In October, the Federal Reserve plans on reducing its assets of $4.5 trillion dollars. How did the Fed get the so called trillions in assets? Will they sell their bonds on open market? Then, where does the income from bonds go? Is there a simple explanation of how this works? — Trying to get it… Please follow and like us:

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Top Six Banks Spend $26 Billion On Bond Trading Technology

Technological prowess is becoming a powerful point of differentiation for participants in the US government bond markets. As the costs to drive a successful trading business in the niche have grown to significant proportions, a window is opening for smaller niche players, however, as the human touch is still required to succeed. Get The Full Ray… Please follow and like us:

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Strong euro no problem while economy grows: ECB

The European Central Bank believes its long-term support to the eurozone economy will overcome the strong euro’s braking effect on inflation, board member Benoit Coeure said Monday. Compared with previous central bank interventions, monetary policy “will remain more accommodative for longer,” Coeure told a Frankfurt conference, compensating for the impact of the euro’s appreciation. The ECB’s… Please follow and like us:

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Real rates in a -2.5% deep hole in Germany

Francesco Filia – Measuring the Bond Bubble A key conviction of ours is that we live through a Twin Bubble in asset markets: an Equity Bubble, particularly in the US, and a Bond Bubble, particularly in Europe. We know how we got here: the irresistible push of 10 years of massive passive public flows by major… Please follow and like us:

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To Gauge QE Effects On EM Assets, Watch How Fast Safe Asset Yields Rise

The Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium attracted the world’s most-watched central banks, and as expected, policymakers kept their cards close to their chests, doing their best to avoid dropping clues about what they’re going to do next as far as quantitative easing goes. Emerging markets investors were especially interested in hearing what European Central Bank President… Please follow and like us:

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Why China US Treasury Holdings Won’t Restrain Yields

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been in a gradual tightening cycle for some time as policymakers nudge interest rates higher and taper other quantitative easing (QE) measures. As they got started, China US Treasury holdings rose the most in June than they have in any other month over the last six years, and some economists warned… Please follow and like us:

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