Today we look at Ruble softness along with emerging market weakness in August. Turkey’s issues are highlighted. USD strength pressures a rebound in gold. Market indicators get more bearish. September seasonality is discussed.
All the major equity markets saw extended bullish action from December lows. This continued through most of January, with only the last few days showing some weakness. The strength of the SPY really picked up in the second half of the month. The end of the month selling was weakest in the SPY. Mid-Cap US Read more ➝
Global stocks rose modestly amid a strong rally in the energy sector. Rising oil prices, surging M&A activity and central bank stimulus measures helped to support world stock prices despite a slowdown in U.S. economic growth during the first quarter. Emerging markets rallied as market observers pushed back the timing of an increase in interest Read more ➝
This commentary was posted by our long-time colleague and friend, Chris Weafer (link to http://macro-advisory.com/about/) in an editorial on Dec 22, 2014. Chris worked for several main Russian Banks as the Chief Strategist. He has won recognition as the best Russian Investment Strategist for 2013 by Reuters. With so many people contacting us over the Read more ➝