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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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The Source Of The Next Crisis
A VIX spike is dangerous not only for everyone that is playing in the VIX square but for all market participants.
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Grandma's Bond Portfolio Is In Trouble
Instead of the Central Bank liquidity going into the real economy, it has fueled a desperate yield chasing, risk extending food fight. In the process, it has exacerbated the growing inequality problem within developed economies’ societies.
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You Can't Make This Up
Financial conditions will only worsen once the Fed goes too far. By the time we see the bottom indicator falling, a recession will already be in the cards.
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Openly Mocking Us
Over the past week, stocks and bonds have been almost perfectly negatively correlated, with stocks rising almost tick for tick as bonds fall.
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Some Non-Hyperbolic Junk Talk
Just because the recent high-yield and junk bond decline is minor compared to previous declines, doesn’t mean it’s not the start of a bigger correction. Investors should take a deep breath first.
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GPIF Is About To Bite Back
The GPIF has sold their JGB’s, at a rate that just happened to coincide with the BoJ’s increased QE program (Y34 trillion), and with that money, they have invested in domestic and foreign stocks.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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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