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  • EPFR Fund Flows, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagem...

    Holding Pattern to FOMC

    14 Sep 2018

    I have to again say, out of frustration, that I don’t understand how the people can ignore the real wage components to the current narrative in light of recent CPI and AHE figures. I don’t have any doubt that this will NOT discourage the Fed from hiking, but I don’t understand how so many people and the press are willing to ignore the real component to income gains. I suppose the news is simply so good everywhere else that this particular aspect seems the anomaly, but not enough for me to avoid bringing it up again and again. In any event, with the release of August CPI at least the real Average Hourly Earnings YoY gain is in positive territory albeit a pretty lame gain of 0.2%. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    Ader’s Musings, 2.9% - 2.9% = 0

    07 Sep 2018

    We’re about to hit the 10th anniversary of Lehman’s demise which I suspect will be the subject of some dubious nostalgia. Bear in mind, that the economy and markets were well under pressure long before this benchmark event -- the S&P 500 had peaked a year earlier. (For context, I rebased the S&P 500 to 100 at the peak and the day before Lehman’s demise it was just under 80 on its way to 43.6 in March. Today it stands at 185.) Let me go over my perspective of what’s changed with an eye to new, or renewed risks, suggesting that history can repeat itself. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    Countervailing Forces Keeping Rates in Range

    31 Aug 2018

    I’m not sure what one really can make of the last week of summer, though I’m inclined to put emphasis on the calendar more than the surrounding inputs I think. We have, for instance, the aftershocks of a Jackson Hole meeting and set of FOMC Minutes that while largely touted as dovish, wasn’t so dovish for the market as to stop Dec Fed Funds from hitting a new, albeit marginal, high at 2.23+% putting odds of a hike that month at near 65%. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    Much Ado About FOMC Minutes

    24 Aug 2018

    One should hardly be surprised by Trump’s admonitions of the Fed, specifically his pick for Chairman, given his tendencies towards people who don’t do exactly what he wants. I’m not sure what Trump’s issue is given the generic state of the stock market and economy overall. If he were a thinking man on the topic, surely, he’d be satisfied with the tax and spending plans he has at his back and wouldn’t quibble about the Fed hiking. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    A lot of Noise, not so Much Action

    17 Aug 2018

    It is rare, I admit, for me to find the silver lining in a given cloud, but I managed to in the recent week.  Perhaps I was inspired in this search by the approaching 10th anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy and the differences and similarities between now and then but I’ll save those thoughts for now.  In any event, the silver lining I refer to comes in the form of household debt.  The Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit from the New York Fed showed a relatively modest rise in overall debt to $13.3 trillion, a gain of $82 billion.  I suppose that is the ‘bad’ news if you consider debt a bad thing for households. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    It's all Good… in Nominal Terms

    10 Aug 2018

    In a recent speech, NY Fed President Williams spoke about “The Future Fortunes of R-star; Are they really rising?” I took a look at the graph of the estimate for the Natural Rate of Interest to see what’s going on with this particular measure. In a 2015 paper, Williams wrote that IF the estimated rate stayed low, “future episodes of hitting zero lower bound are likely to be frequent and long lasting.” In 2017, he looked at the details to conclude that a low R-star was 1) not a US story alone, but a global one, 2) it was likely to be long lasting and) it was not confined merely to low risk assets. As such, unusual monetary policies were likely to be the norm and that with globally low interest rates risks to financial stability are greater than they were. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    Technicals Broke the Range, not Speculation

    27 Jul 2018

    People are making a lot of noise about the bond market’s retreat after the July 20 range break.  What I hear is that it’s largely about speculation over the BoJ’s upcoming meeting and an active discussion therein.  This relates to Japan undershooting inflation targets and what the BoJ can and can’t do to spur it (presumably lower for longer) without doing harm.  Included in that is the idea of raising their target on 10-yr JGB yields.  You might argue that raising rates is rather unstimulative, but then easy policy hasn’t worked and has hurt banks. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

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    Talking to Your Kids About the Deficit

    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...

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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...

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    Tariffs not a Negotiating Ploy

    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...

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    What Will Cause the Next Recession?

    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...

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    Skipping Summer Doldrums This Year

    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...

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    No Need to Wait for Curve Inversions

    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...

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    Curve Speaks, I Listen

    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...

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    Trading Trade; Tax On, Tax Off

    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...

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