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  • EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates,

    Talking to Your Kids About the Deficit

    By David Ader 20 Jul 2018

    My son asked me the other day, a few weeks shy of his wedding I’ll proudly add, why the deficit as a result of the recent tax plan, was ‘bad’ if it raised the stock market.  How do you explain something so complicated to a mechanical engineer, smart, but focused on inventing stuff and whose main eye contact is with his feet?   I made it so simple even a member of Congress would get it.  I explained that I just wrote him a check for a hypothetical $1 mn, and asked what he would do with it.  He started a list of things -- ATV, snowmobile, chainsaw for starters -- to which I said, great, but you already owed $1 mn and have to pay off that debt, too, so now you owe $2 mn.  He furrowed his eyebrows a bit, thought for a moment, and asked if he’d already bought the ATV with the first million.  I said, no, he spent that on the dishwasher and A/C, which isn’t working, with a little bit to pay for college and a lot to pay for Grandma’s Social Security and Medicare.  “But she paid into Social Security!”  I advised, “Not as much as she’s getting.” Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    Now may be the time to start looking at GCC bonds more favourably

    20 Jul 2018

    We have already seen this year the boost to investor appetite for Saudi equities in the lead up to the Kingdom’s classification as an Emerging Market by the MSCI in June and prior to that, the FTSE Russell in March, thus joining the likes of Qatar and the UAE in previous years. The Tadawal All Share Index and the Saudi iShares MSCI ETF went on to carve out fresh multi-year and record highs last month, respectively, and are looking at healthy gains of circa 13.5% and almost 18% over the past year. There has also been a distinct upward trend in cumulative net inflows to Equity Funds with a mandate to invest in Saudi Arabia. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

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    Tariffs not a Negotiating Ploy

    By David Ader 13 Jul 2018

    I have to address those who think the tariffs are just part of a negotiating process that won’t be as ‘bad’ as threatened. Let me say at the onset that I’m aware of my proclivities towards pessimism and seeing the economy glass at, say, a 1.5-2% GDP trajectory for eternity. I try to work around that and probe for cavities in my arguments, but on this trade thing I’m coming up empty for the most part. I see tariffs as 1) hurting most US firms in a global economy, 2) creating a lot of uncertainty which will inhibit investment, 3) cause more job losses than job gains, 4) give us some inflation in the coming months that will, 5) encourage the Fed to hike, while 6) doing pretty much the same for trading counterparties and 7) leave the US as an entity, concept, leader in a disdained global position that will take years to unwind, if ever. And all that when we’re increasing the need for foreigners to buy our debt and reducing their ability to do so. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    What Will Cause the Next Recession?

    By David Ader 06 Jul 2018

    I may be affected by the blistering humidity I’ve experienced from Lake Memphremagog to Westport. Canadian lakes should not accompany 98 degrees and a similar humidity reading; it’s Canada for goodness sake! In any event, it’s with this droopy mindset that I figured I’d jump the yield curve story and talk about what could cause a recession by 2020. I do want to pay homage to Ben Levisohn’s lead piece in Barron’s, “The Bull’s Last Stand,” for inspiration. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    Skipping Summer Doldrums This Year

    By David Ader 29 Jun 2018

    If I recall correctly, never an easy task, I concluded last week saying I was especially interested in the sentiment stuff coming out to see how the old trade-tariff excitement translated.  Well I suspect the best read has been provided by the stock market, which does not need much more commentary; for all the tax-cut brouhaha, the S&P 500 is right at the 50% mark of the year’s range (2700) and pretty much at last December’s highs.  A lot ventured yet nothing gained. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    No Need to Wait for Curve Inversions

    By David Ader 22 Jun 2018

    An FT piece by John Authers made note that the defensive strategy of dividend investing isn’t working so well as yields have lifted.  I’ll show you a chart of what I’m looking at in a moment, but his piece has interesting insights that are worth your attention.   One is of the change in the composition of the S&P 500 in the context of index investing.  Dividend-plays tend to go with stocks that are lower quality within the S&P 500, and lower momentum as well, so are not in an economic sweet spot.  Further, and importantly, the dividend yield has edged below the 10-year creating a compelling competitive force. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    Curve Speaks, I Listen

    By David Ader 15 Jun 2018

    Let’s talk a bit more about the FOMC statement and its cut.  Yes, I mean cut of these words; “The Committee expects that economic conditions will evolve in a manner that will warrant further gradual increases in the federal funds rate; the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run.”   The Fed isn’t mincing words here.  What they are saying is they are more confident in the economy, inflation, and that the Funds rate will now move to the longer-run objectives.  It’s reasonable to see gradual to mean 25 bp hikes each quarter. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    Trading Trade; Tax On, Tax Off

    By David Ader 08 Jun 2018

    The headline for this week doesn’t provoke much enthusiasm from me because I don’t know how to position for the back and forth on the Administration’s trade approach. Clearly, there are protectionists of the deep sort ‘advising’ Trump and then there are the cooler heads, i.e. Mnuchin, who more quietly seems to be trying to offset at least the rhetoric if not the deed. My visceral inclination is to step aside and wait it out as opposed to take heart or renewed angst over each and every twist to this story. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    NPLs, Esoterics, and QE Under Discussion at Global ABS

    By Anil Mayre, Senior Credit Analyst, IGM 07 Jun 2018

    Topic Industry News Manager Analysis

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    May you Live in Less Interesting Times

    By David Ader 01 Jun 2018

    I’m back from a series of fortunate events not the least of which was watching, distantly, events from the touch of 3.12% 10-yr yields on May 18 to the plunge post Memorial Day to near 2.75%. I would like to think the time on my ‘back to the front tour’ of some European battlefields gives me perspective on many topics. First, we surely knew (but apparently didn’t heed) the softer tone to Europe as evidenced by the EZ Citi Surprise Index at -100 early in May, the weakest level in seven years. Something was underway already and weakness in this aggregate was evident across the globe. Yet rates continued to rise until quite recently. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    Informa Financial Intelligence Named to Annual AMA Top 50 Market Research Firms Report

    01 Jun 2018

    For the past 10 years, Informa Research Services has appeared in an annual AMA Top 50 Market Research Firms Report listing of the top 50 market research firms in the United States. This year Informa Research Services’ U.S. based market research revenue is combined with the U.S. based market research revenue throughout our platforms to be listed as Informa Financial Intelligence at #17 in this annual listing.

    Topic Industry News

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    Be Patient With Bullish Seasonals

    By David Ader 04 May 2018

    I get that despite all the data ahead of NFP, it was inevitable that a nuanced shift in the FOMC statement would garner more attention than was warranted.  I refer to the notion that “Inflation on a 12-month basis is expected to run near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the near term.”  The takeaway seems to be that if inflation ran a bit over that, or under for that matter, it wouldn’t compel the Fed to respond with more or less of the projected trajectory of hikes.  In other words, the market’s pricing is about right in the Fed’s view, though if it were to err I continue to think it should be to a third hike in December.  Perhaps Fed rhetoric is keeping some powder dry in light of heightened volatility and eccentricity -- I refer to the markets as much as politics. Read more David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

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    China Insight - Finalised New WMP rules more relaxed than expected

    By Tim Cheung and Riki Zhang 02 May 2018

    China Insight: After a multi-month consultation that started in Nov 2017, the Chinese financial regulators on 27 April announced their new rules on the CNY100tn wealth management products (WMPs) industry (see chart 1 and chart 2), effective immediately. The new rules cover most WMPs offered by most financial institutions (FIs), including banks, trusts, brokers and asset managers. Different from the past in which different sectors were regulated by different authorities, the whole industry now is put under the PBOC's supervision. Meanwhile, regulations are structured along the product types, rather than by sectors, with unified standards for each product to reduce regulatory arbitrage. Read more...

    Topic Industry News

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    The 3% Solution?

    By David Ader 27 Apr 2018

    Less than two years ago, July 2016 to be precise, 10-yr Treasuries provided a parsimonious yield of 1.37%.  At the same time, 2s enticed with 58 bp which at the very least was more attractive than the 14 bp you could have gotten in 2011.  I put this out there for context against the brouhaha over 10s hitting 3% -- the first time they done that in over four years, as has been spotlighted by just about every reporter and related headline I’ve seen over the last several days.   Is 3% more important than any other level or the 18-fold rise in 2s? Read more from David Ader's latest musings.

    Topic Industry News

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    LEVERAGE LOANS FEATURE: Q2 Starts with Balancing act

    By Giles Hamblett 26 Apr 2018

    As the pipeline of jumbo buyout deals continue to grow, the first post-Easter will give a decent indication of what kind of a market those deals will be facing. The Easter break came as a welcome respite after a busy Q1 which ended with a number of deals faced increasing headwinds. One source candidly admitted that several pre-Easter deals had been difficult to get away, though that being more a factor of tight pricing as much as anything else. 'Some of the deals were tough to get covered at the pricing on offer, however if they had launched 25bp wider they would have been easy,' he said. Read More...

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