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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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Economic Bears Throw In The Towel
The recent move in bonds has scared a lot of market pundits about a potential lack of demand in the bond market. These commentators seem obsessed with the demand side of the equation.
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Italy Dragging Europe Into The Fiscal Spending Party
The Italian coalition government has tabled a budget with a 2.4% deficit as a percentage of GDP - much higher than allowed under EU rules.
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The Start Of The Loonie Bull Run?
The CAD buying started late Friday afternoon, and has continued all day today.
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EC The FOMC Skid?
It’s probably no coincidence that the Federal Reserve made its first hike in almost a decade on December 15th, 2015 and this was also the point where the FOMC Drift stopped working.
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The End Of The Incessant U.S. Bid?
It’s not getting much airplay, but on Friday, a rather important factor to the incessant U.S. financial asset bid expired.
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The Monster Eurodollar Option Trade
Although today’s order was only 1,000 contracts by 6,000, over the past couple of months this trade has been done in size. Over and over, and then some more.
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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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