Monday, October 09, 2017

What will trigger the next market crash?

We read the Financial Times and Economist regularly as part of our intellectual diet.  Both carried articles this week about the non-likelihoo... Read More >>

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Radio Show Notes: US GDP/ H Harvey and No Tax Reform

Many think that US growth momentum is rising; we think that it is losing steam at the margin. Hurricane Harvey's economic effects are like those of... Read More >>

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Radio Show Notes: The Tesla Economy

We outline our iconoclastic thoughts re. waning faith in Trump (aka Council resignations), the Fed's repairing a Tesla using a horse buggy manual, ... Read More >>

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Radio Show Notes: The Economic Clock explains markets

Readers know that we have run the framework of The Economic Clock® for years.  Robustly, it continues explaining market trends. My overa... Read More >>

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Radio Show Notes: Repairing a Tesla with a horse-buggy manual

Central bankers are fighting yesteryears' wars: inflation bouts.  They run the risk of making severe policy mistakes which could trigger a mar... Read More >>

Thursday, February 02, 2017

USA: The Fed and long bond yields

Even though the Fed won't raise short rates until mid-June, watch the long end of the curve! U.S.  The Fed has left interest rates on hold. ... Read More >>

Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump: So who will be the Apprentice?

So who will be teaching whom as of today in America?  Who gets fired first?  Inertia Trump will run the country like he ra... Read More >>

Friday, November 25, 2016

USA: Why inflation is overrated by the bond market

Inflationary fears are overdone in the bond market. That's why you should buy bonds on dips. Firecrackers The  headlines of 23r... Read More >>

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Markets: keep buying China and America

Keep buying China/Hong Kong  and America/the dollar; history stopped being a guide  as of 2010.  1.  Why the Chinese  fis... Read More >>

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Disfigured valuations: you may as well keep buying high yield bonds

  G3 Central Banks have disfigured the market's pricing mechanism to such a degree that talk of "overvaluation" is misplaced: "overvalued" rel... Read More >>

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Market Outlook: August - December 2016

Global Economic Time is stabilizing: buy the G3 plus Greater China What are your top 3 investment ideas?  -     &... Read More >>

Friday, May 06, 2016

2016-2035: U.S. real stock & bond returns

What will U.S. stocks and bonds return over the next 20 years?  Source Just this May, i.e. now , McKinsey and Company released ... Read More >>

Monday, March 07, 2016

USA: reinvention reflects profitable resilience

We all know about that February jobs report. What about its deeper meaning for investors? February data. Private-sector payrolls as well as wa... Read More >>

Monday, March 07, 2016

China: Potential policy blunders

Collateralized debt obligations and Keynesian fiscal expansion are dangerous and misguided. Investment implications. "The Big Short" ... Read More >>

Thursday, December 03, 2015

China & HK residential property

My notes for a RTHK radio show today. Deflation in Europe; property issues in China and Hong Kong; the RMB as part of the SDR.  Investment im... Read More >>

Monday, October 19, 2015

USA: Debt limit tussle threatens markets on 3rd November

The US government runs out of money on Tuesday, 3rd November.  That will convulse markets. Caveat emptor!   Debt limit deadline 3rd ... Read More >>

Sunday, October 04, 2015

USA: Earnings vs The Economic Clock

"...earnings releases ...could move markets more than the Fed." (Howard Silberblat, S&P Dow Jones Indices) Diminished expectations ... Read More >>

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Abenomics: Chasing elephants with three pop guns

The Japanese ocean liner keeps sinking in the mire of vested interests; new "arrows" are blunt Gross depressed product A couple of w... Read More >>

Sunday, September 06, 2015

China: Buy on weakness

Buy China on weakness: you can have slower growth AND a stronger stock market after all! Old advice  We have been recommending... Read More >>

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Japan: Gross Depressed Product

Japan: Gross Depressed Product Monetary easing is as ineffectual to reforming Japan's economy as bombing ISIS is to eradicating terrorism. Abe&rs... Read More >>

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Rates, Earnings and The Economic Clock in structural slumps

What is the Economic Clock revealing about market direction in the US, China/Hong Kong & Europe? Asset allocation.  Keep overweightin... Read More >>

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bloomberg TV: USA, Japan and Greece

My Bloomberg TV shows on why the Fed will raise rates in September, that Japan's growth recovery is a myth and that Greece is playing a game of chi... Read More >>

Friday, May 22, 2015

Global: where do I put my money?

Why you must go with the flow - and where. These are my notes for a Bloomberg TV show this Monday, 25th May 2015, 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Hong Kong time:... Read More >>

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

China: a profitable June looms

This June, both the MSCI and probably the IMF will announce inclusion of China in their respective  baskets. Keep buying. Promising signs... Read More >>

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Economic Clock: China & America

Keep buying both, but overweight China  & Hong Kong. Sector ideas follow. Refreshing the Economic Clock®.  This is designed ... Read More >>

Friday, April 10, 2015

China's Markets: Economic Time set to improve

Why we remain optimistic on China's markets: improving Economic Time® and RMB set to join the SDR  No telling the time by looking at ... Read More >>

Thursday, February 12, 2015

China's January prices: Does inflation equal demand?

Globalisation means stronger growth AND lower inflation. The resulting excess supply of money bodes well for asset markets. January inflation.... Read More >>

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

June outlook:cheap gold in the mush of 1H15

Our coverage of oil.  More recently,  we have issued four blogs on this slippery subject. In the first piece  on 8th ... Read More >>

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Submerging markets' worsening Economic Time

Take-aways.  On 29th November we released pixels  arguing that a) a weaker oil prices drives up the dollar and b) a stronger do... Read More >>

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Commodities: A supply-side idea

Blues.  Yesterday, the Bloomberg Commodity Index plunged to its lowest since May 2009, i.e. a five-year low. Consequently, the Australian... Read More >>

Thursday, November 06, 2014

USA: Republicans and a stronger dollar

Republican dollar. Given the Republicans' victories, the dollar should strengthen even more than had the Democrats not lost. Congress is b... Read More >>

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Yen/Dollar: Exporters and sector strategies

Japan's monetary base.  As you know, just this Thursday the Bank of Japan (BoJ) decided to expand its monetary base by an average 24%, to... Read More >>

Friday, October 31, 2014

US market: buying made easy

Good reasons to buy. Just yesterday we suggested that the UIS market remains attractive: people will want to load-up on the dollar, thereby in... Read More >>

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

China: "New normal" growth rates not abnormal

Etymology.   "New normal" was penned originally by Bill Gross, I believe. "Abnormal" stems from Latin: ab ("off, away from") and nor... Read More >>

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Interest rates vs interest rate futures: connecting the dots

Forecasts.  (For the sake of convenience, remember that the Fed instituted its near-zero Fed Funds rates in December 2008.)  &nb... Read More >>

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Asset Allocation: Third Quarter 2014

Here are some notes prepared for my TV show on Bloomberg and a radio show on Hong Kong's RTHK Investment strategy. Sectors you like/don't like... Read More >>

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Hong Kong: Short it!

 We are decidedly against the manner in which our juvenile, prancing  "Democrats" are raising a ruckus with Beijing via Occupy ... Read More >>

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hong Kong: Cutting ourselves in the foot

Here are some notes that I have compiled for a CCTV show which will run world wide as of tomorrow, 1st July.  It has a great deal to do with t... Read More >>

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Today's CCTV Interview: Why short Chinese and Hong Kong Banks?

1) How stable are Hong Kong's local banks given their extensive exposure to Mainland banks and its slowing economy? a. Concerning their domestic e... Read More >>

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

What the Economic Clock Says: G3 Currencies

Recently we posited that the reason for market undulations is very much because the G-3's members , are undergoing changes in their respective Econ... Read More >>

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Europe has voted itself out of a business cycle

Rocketing prices.  On 15th and 21st March we suggested the myth of deflation. If anything, cost-push inflation is alive and kicking. ... Read More >>

Monday, February 10, 2014

What the Economic Clock says about America

A good half year ago, I penned the following: "The last two big re-sets (tightenings) in America's Economic Clock® were announced on 4th Februa... Read More >>

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