Long Rates, Short Equities?

Long Rates, Short Equities?

One of the worst patterns one can ever find is the kind seen on the USD in the late 90s… Three distinct pushes higher over the course of a few years with declining RSI into a H&S type of top…...

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Twilight on the Horizon for the Global Bull Market?

Twilight on the Horizon for the Global Bull Market?

Our mid-cycle pause analog framework has served us exceedingly well for two years since its original construction in this March 2016 post.  And while no framework will ever be perfect, its accuracy has nonetheless been exceptional in divining the future over…...

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Probability of US Recession Set to Rise Over the Coming Year, Perhaps Materially

Probability of US Recession Set to Rise Over the Coming Year, Perhaps Materially

Bloomberg publishes a  ‘Probability of US Recession Index’ (PROBRECN) based on a machine learning model developed by University of Oregon professor Jeremy Piger.  Here’s how Bloomberg describes the index and more detail can be found here: In effect, based on…...

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Fixed Income, USD Approaching Critical Support Levels

Fixed Income, USD Approaching Critical Support Levels

Below I plot the price of the US long bond. The YTD sell-off in 2018 has taken us down to a critical, nearly 40-yr support level.  It is this very support that has defined the secular bull market in fixed…...

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Yield Curve: Implications as we Approach 40-Year Support

Yield Curve: Implications as we Approach 40-Year Support

Something on the macro front that’s beginning to get some attention is the US yield curve (2s10s), but I think it’s being discussed and analyzed absent proper context. What’s being emphasized is its collapse over the past year.  This is true…...

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Chart Dump

Chart Dump

Let’s start with a top-down view by looking at the R2K. Yesterday’s tax plan-fueled rally in the major indices helped launch it significantly higher.  In the process, the index managed to smash through multiple years of upside resistance.  This resistance…...

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Heading into BREXIT 2.0, Is US Long Bond Analogous to GBP in 3Q92?

Heading into BREXIT 2.0, Is US Long Bond Analogous to GBP in 3Q92?

In a few recent posts I’ve highlighted that the discussions around BREXIT 2.0/ERM2 are occurring as the ratio of the Stoxx600 vs. SPX hits channel support for only the second time in history (on a monthly basis vs. three times on a daily)…....

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All the Macro that's Fit to Print

All the Macro that’s Fit to Print

Every corner rounded seems to be producing a different chimera to be contended with at the moment. BREXIT, growing portions of sovereign debt lurching into negative-yield territory, NIRP chaos and its impact on Euro banks, China deval/credit collapse, Islamo-fascism, Fed tightening and…...

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U.S. Long Bond Yields Threatening Imminent Break of 8-Yr Support, GFC Lows

U.S. Long Bond Yields Threatening Imminent Break of 8-Yr Support, GFC Lows

In the chart below I plot 30-yr U.S. long bond yields over time. A couple things: Yields have traded in a well-defined downward-sloping channel over time Major geo-political/monetary events have occurred when (or as) yields have broken below the green,…...

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TIP Break-Out Confirms Reflation Thematic, Augers for More Equity, PM Upside

TIP Break-Out Confirms Reflation Thematic, Augers for More Equity, PM Upside

As intimated as an increasingly likely outcome in this post on 3/2/16, treasury inflation-protected securities, via the TIP ETF, are breaking out of a consolidation/flag pattern put in place b/t lines (1) and (2) over the past five years. This…...

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