Tag Archives: US

exploding inflation

Bonds: Negative yields say inflation is dead. Oh really….?

As more than 15% of the global government debt market enters negative yield territory we are truly living in extraordinary times. The corollary of those conditions is that the market is in effect pricing in no inflation. Oh really?

February 26th, 2015 by

Debt

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Chinese soccer fans of English Premier L

Looking for inflation? Check out Man Utd….

Through 2014 we wrote regularly about the critical value attached to live broadcast content. Recently we wrote about news content and Twitter and yesterday was sport’s turn to shine…

February 11th, 2015 by

Quality Franchises

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straightjacket

An Apple a day keeps the consultants away….

Apple is a phenomenal company. But for active fund managers its newly attained $700 billion market cap presents a number of difficulties. WealthiFi has a few thoughts on this…

February 11th, 2015 by

Value

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rates rocket

Bonds: The most important chart in the world today…

Lots to read on Greece, oil, corporate earnings and Apple but the critical driver of equities markets remains interest rates. Amid multiple headlines of central bank QE, rate cuts and record low yields you might want to watch this…..

February 11th, 2015 by

Debt

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apple think

Apple creates FedEx overnight…!!!

Wowzers! Apple smashed lots of records last night and investors are using the latest data to assess the “value” they missed in the franchise before the results. Early indications suggest Apple’s market value will rise by $50 billion today….

January 28th, 2015 by

Value

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US Banks: Could investors have seen the earnings risks earlier?

While the Swiss Franc steroid infusion by its central bank will garner most headlines today it is likely investors in US banks will be nursing some wounds too. JP Morgan disappointed yesterday but there’s more pain today….

January 15th, 2015 by

Financials

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kim tweet

More capital to follow Twitter than Kim in 2015….

This writer was struck over the Christmas holidays by how many reasonably app savvy and news hungry individuals don’t use Twitter as their primary news feed. I just assumed they did.

January 14th, 2015 by

Value

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broker angst

Not just US energy debt causing angst in high yield markets…

The fall-out from the oil shock drop has quickly attracted commentary as to potential contagion in the US debt markets and its approximate $200 billion of high yield bonds. But contagion does not respect country borders….

January 14th, 2015 by

Debt

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lab rat

The Japan lab rat is missing foreign fund flows…

The world’s most extreme financial experimental lab rat, Japan, is experiencing a high degree of scepticism from foreign investors. Foreign flows this year into Japan’s equity markets are down 94% from 2013.

December 30th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance

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utilities

And the 2014 shock sector winner is…..Utilities!

Apart from oil prices the other great shock this year was lower interest rates. This has produced an entirely consistent response in terms of sector performance with Utilities taking top spot for the year in the US.

December 30th, 2014 by

Style & Sector Trends

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