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I am a private investor who used to work for a big Canadian bank as a derivative index trader. I have been writing a journal for myself for many years. From time to time I have shared these posts with colleagues and friends on my site, The Macro Tourist. ... more

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Fading Ray
Over the past six months, the ECB Council has tiptoed into trying to set the market up for a tightening cycle. Well, tightening might be too strong a word. Maybe a take-their-foot-off-the-accelerator cycle.
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EC It's Different This Time
There is no doubt that all this recent volatility selling of the past few years has attracted too much capital that is ill-equipped to simply weathering the drawdowns.
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One Of The Greatest Squeezes Of All Time?
It seems like just yesterday the overly confident bulls were openly taunting any market participant that dared counsel about the increasing risks in the equity market.
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Central Banks Will Disappoint
In the coming years as the global economy strengthens, bond markets will increasingly price in hawkish monetary policy shifts. But Central Bankers will resist them.
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EC Fed's Balance Sheet Promises
Everyone hates the US dollar and bonds, and is completely enamored with equities. If the Fed finally follows through with some actual quantitative tightening, market participants could be surprised with a reversal of recent trends.
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US Dollar - Up Then Down?
Since the 2008 Great Financial Crisis, countries have passed around the deflationary baton. Japan was slow to expand their QE programs in the wake of the American-centric GFC.
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AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BOTZ Global X Robotics & Artificial
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares
ERX Direxion Energy Bull 3x Shares
FAS Direxion Financial Bull 3x Shares
GDXJ MARKET VECTORS ETF TRJR GOLD MINES
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOOS Canada Goose
GUSH Direxion Dly S&P Oil&Gs Ex&Prd Bl 3X ETF
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares ETF
JNUG Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X ETF
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETF
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF
MEMP Memorial Production Partners LP
ROBO Robo-Stox Global Robotics And Automation Index ETF
SNAP Snap Inc.
TBIO TRANSGENOMIC INC
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TRIP TripAdvisor Inc
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN
URA Global X Uranium ETF
URG UR-Energy Inc
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