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Week In Review – July 13

Summary Italy and euro periphery continue to stabilize Turkey 10-year rates still blowing out, up almost 600 bps YTD U.S. corporate credit spreads tighter on the week Argentina IMF program starting to take hold as currency 6 percent stronger in … Continue reading

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Vive la France!

  Wow! Everybody got it wrong from the machines to the bookies.   There is hope for us mere humans. The ex-ante MIT Algo had France losing to Brazil in semi-finals.   The humans (bookies) had Brazil taking home the World Cup. … Continue reading

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Sector ETF Performance – July 13

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Global Risk Monitor – July 13

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Nonlinear Thinking 10 Future Technology Predictions

A bit dated but better late than never. These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Some are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to … Continue reading

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Senate Enters Trade War

FINALLY, Senate will push back on the President’s abuse of Section 232 to impose tariffs. We will vote Wednesday on a “Motion to Instruct,” a first step toward reasserting Congress’s constitutional role on tariffs. — Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 11, … Continue reading

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Allez en France!

I love and grew up dipping my freedom (idjits) French fries in mayonnaise but gotta go with France today.   Would be great to see an England-France final! France wins 2-1.  No stops.    

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It’s déjà vu all over again

But with real earnings. Classic momentum thrust feedback loop:  “Gotta buy ’em cuz they’re going higher.”  Otherwise, no year-end bone and career risk Hat Tip: @carlquintanilla

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China hits back at Trump’s tariffs – FT

Money quote:  “…steady escalation…” Beijing accused Donald Trump of “trade bullying” as it imposed retaliatory tariffs against new US duties on $34bn of Chinese imports. The FT’s world trade editor, Shawn Donnan, reports from Washington DC about the consequences of … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – July 9

The Global Macro Monitor defines “macro swan” as any global macroeconomic or financial event with the capacity to spill over into world markets causing risk aversion and lower asset prices.  – GMM “We won the trade war.”  The market narrative du … Continue reading

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