Category Archives: Technical Trends

samurai lessons

Chart of the Day: Some YEN lessons for the euro on QE…

Whoosh, the euro is rapidly heading towards 1.10 against the USD. But where could it ultimately go?  Here’s a few charts….

January 23rd, 2015 by

Technical Trends

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mario super

Chart of the day: EU vs Emerging Markets…bring on Mario!

Emerging markets indices have decoupled from Europe in the past 3 months as growth worries shift East to West. Super Mario has much work to do….

September 11th, 2014 by

Technical Trends

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fear and greed

Chart: The best sentiment check on the planet….?

It has been a rocky few months. Much loved winner stocks have been pounded, geopolitics have been worrisome, macro data underwhelming and earnings growth sclerotic. What ‘s to love?  

May 13th, 2014 by

Technical Trends

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cheers

Chart: Crisis, what crisis?

So we’ve had more Fed taper, plenty of emerging markets turmoil, some big earnings misses and a large dollop of lousy weather. The headlines screamed awful January for equities but guess what?

February 18th, 2014 by

Technical Trends

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Will Andy Murray swap his prize money into dollars?

Andy Murray pocketed £1.6 million as the 2013 Wimbledon men’s singles champion but he might be tempted to swap that into US dollars pretty swiftly. The GBP versus USD continues to swoon….

July 9th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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japansteam

Japan chart is quietly picking up some steam again!

Investors might be in wait-and-see mode for the UK and its new BOE chief Mark Carney but the Japanese market is quietly recovering ground lost in the May mayhem. And, Japan is still a key signal.

July 8th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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batonchange

Chart: Consumer Staples handing the lead baton to Industrials?

It has been a baffling few weeks. Bizarrely a succession of weak macro news and a pretty mixed earnings season has generated a market sense that “bad news is good news” and that Buzz and Super Mario will go Japanese.

April 25th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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coppermine

Copper chart is not sending a good global growth signal…

Sure, gold’s shocking fall has grabbed the headlines but the more worrying move for global growth hopes is the behaviour of copper futures prices.

April 18th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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pokerbest

Private equity exits gathering pace….

In our earlier comment we noted big private equity/debt funds have taken the view that current low interest rates leave junk bonds in a bad place whether the economic outlook is good or bad.

February 14th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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yencalm

G7 comfort on Japan, or maybe not?

After a pretty vague statement and no specific mentions of Japan one could be forgiven for thinking that the G7 nations weren’t too fussed about recent volatility in foreign exchange markets. But you’d be wrong.

February 12th, 2013 by

Technical Trends

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