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.
Reviewing this week’s sell off in gold and US government bonds, we notice new investor attention on small cap stocks with IWM outperforming the tech laden NASDAQ and S&P 500 indexes. Mercado Libre (MELI) traded down after it posted excellent Q2 results – a case of ‘buy the rumor, sell the news’ and using strength Read more ➝
Again looking at the hot tech sector, the potential value to growth rotation, Russia as a value and dividend play, and some contrarian bullish indictaors for stocks while bonds are simply stretched very far. Mercado Libre (MELI) stock reports next week and BAML is out with a nice target price for the bulls.
This week we review how US real negative interest rates have pressured the USD while giving strength to the Euro and some emerging market currencies and sovereign debt. We look at commodities, FAANG stocks, china and even Vietnam.
AVC Advisory’s Alan McGregor and Michael Barry interview Andrey Movchan, an asset manager and non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
The month of August is usually one of the worst months of the year for US stocks. In years of a US presidential election (like 2020), August holds a special spot in the calendar for certain stocks.
Friday Investment Talk: Gaming Companies and TAM, Momentum Stock Sell Off, Hedging with ETFs, Natural Gas and Gazprom
We cover everything from gaming market size to natural gas prices. We even give a glimpse of some of the research tools we use to find secor based ETFs. Momentum stocks and hedging ideas are also tossed around in this week’s short session.
RingCentral joined hands with Atos to market its products worldwide. The opportunity looks big according to 3 investment banks. The stock chart is set up for a break out.
We see an increase in short term call buying in Starbucks. Loyalty programs seem to be driving high customer demand.
Are markets overbought? The narrow bull market in FAANG and some other technology stocks has led to concern among analysts that stocks are out of sync with the economy. We explore how interest rate assumptions affect analyst pricing in discounted cash flow models and lead to inflated asset prices. A discussion of the opposite case Read more ➝