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PSN Enterprise, Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, P...

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 10.15.18

By Ryan Nauman 15 Oct 2018

The NFIB Small Business Optimism index decreased by 0.9 of a point in September to a seasonally adjusted level of 107.9. NFIB President, Juanita Duggan said that “this is the longest streak of small business optimism in history, evidence that the tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks are paying off for the economy as a whole.” Juanita continued, “Members say that business is booming and prospects continue to look bright.” Despite the slowdown, the September reading is the third highest on record. The biggest problem for the businesses was finding quality labor. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

Topic Industry News

IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates

Viewpoint: Key Brexit Roadblocks Remain

By Robert Graystone 12 Oct 2018

The latest bout of Gilt downside, aided by resumed optimism in Brexit negotiations, was a dynamic that we warned of in the run up to last week's keynote speech from PM May at the Conservative party conference. The Prime Minister seems to have successfully run the gauntlet of domestic political events, but we would look to fade further significant downside in Gilts below 119.36 (key technical level) until it becomes clear that UK parliament will pass any transitional deal that is negotiated with the EU. Read more...

Topic Industry News Brexit

PSN Enterprise, Zephyr Portfolio Analytics, P...

Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 10.08.18

By Ryan Nauman 08 Oct 2018

Equity markets nearly hit intraday records on Monday, as the U.S. and Canada reached a deal to rework NAFTA. Although the agreement is a big step in the right direction, the new pact isn’t a complete makeover of NAFTA. Instead, it is an updated NAFTA that includes key points on autos, auto workers, dairy, drugs, internet commerce, lumber, and steel. The agreement helped alleviate some trade concerns that have hovered over markets for several months and removed one uncertainty. The news was somewhat of a surprise as there were concerns that the agreement would not happen anytime soon. Despite the uncertainty with China, there has been some momentum on the trade front over the past few months. First Mexico, now Canada, and new negotiations have started between the U.S. and Japan. This momentum helped drive equities to near record highs early in the week. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

Topic Industry News

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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 10.01.18

By Ryan Nauman 01 Oct 2018

As widely expected, the Federal Reserve increased key interest rates to a range between 2% and 2.25%. The narrative following the hike was widely followed, since most expected the Fed to increase rates for a third time this year. The Fed pointed to another hike in December, three rate increases next year, and one more in 2020. Fed officials forecast the rate will level off at 3.4% in 2020 and 2021. The Fed also removed the word “accommodative” from their statement, which should provide the Fed more policy flexibility next year, and signals that the Fed may be closer to its neutral rate. Fed Chairman Powell stated that the economy is strong and growing at a healthy pace, while increasing their forecasts for future U.S. economic growth. Equity markets gave back earlier gains following Powell’s press conference. Powell mentioned that he does not foresee inflation spiking, which sent bond yields lower, while bank stocks fell after the statement. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

Topic Industry News

iMoneyNet

European Money Fund Reform: Where Things Stand Currently

26 Sep 2018

Memories of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis - now a decade behind us - remain all too fresh, as regulators and political leaders continue to debate causes of that crisis and to advance the most effective strategies for preventing a future one. Whether significant and sudden redemptions from money-market mutual funds - in Europe and in the U.S. - were a fundamental cause of the crisis or an unfortunate consequence of it continues to be debated by some regulators, academics, and market participants. However, the presumption in the immediate aftermath of the crisis, as the G20 group of nations agreed in 2008, was that the absence of discipline in short-term credit markets generally, and among money-market funds specifically, needed to be addressed. Therefore they advocated sweeping financial reforms on market instruments and processes, including on money-market funds. Read more...

Topic Industry News

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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 09.17.18

By Ryan Nauman 17 Sep 2018

Outside of the Brexit dealings, emerging markets, trade tensions, and the U.S. economic expansion have captured the majority of the headlines recently, while the eurozone continues to chug along. The eurozone continues to grow, albeit, at a slower pace than the U.S. On Thursday, the ECB revised their forecasts for future economic growth downward by 0.1% to 2.0% in 2018, and 1.8% in 2019. The sluggish growth, along with Brexit uncertainty, political risks, and trade concerns continue to pose as headwinds for the region. Concerns remain that the turmoil in neighboring Turkey may spill over into the eurozone as well. Based on these risks, the ECB left rates unchanged, while staying the course with its plan to unwind its bond buying program at the end of this year and start raising key rates during the summer of 2019. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

Topic Industry News

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

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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Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 09.10.18

By Ryan Nauman 10 Sep 2018

Despite a strong U.S. economy, solid corporate earnings, historically tight labor market, a confident consumer, a relatively accommodative monetary policy, fiscal stimulus, mild inflation, oh, and a historic bull market that has returned nearly 10% YTD as of August 31 (S&P 500), investors have turned up the defense. As you can see in the above “chart of the week”, investors have turned to defensive sectors since the beginning of July, even though economic conditions point to an environment that is good for equity markets. Health care, consumer goods, real estate, and utilities sectors, which are all traditionally viewed as defensive plays, have attracted inflows. On the fixed income side, investors have preferred short-term bonds rather than intermediate and long-term bonds. Regionally, investors continue to turn their backs on emerging market equities and have gone with the more conservative U.S. equity play. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!

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