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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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EC The Most Overpriced Asset In The World?
Is shorting the Schatz really the best trade on the board? Will Hendry ultimately be proven correct?
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Oh Canada: An Economic Experiment
So whereas the rest of the world is trying to cut fiscal stimulus (in order to keep budgets balanced) and reducing monetary policy uncertainty through forwarding guidance, Canada is doing the exact opposite.
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Ari Says Get Long Steepeners
For the past eight years, the US yield curve has been flattening like a banshee, with the 5/30 spread declining from 300 basis points, all the way to the current 102 bps.
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The Most Important Paper Of The Next Decade
When we entered the new millennium, US 10-year rates were 5.5%. Since then they have fallen to today’s 2.08% rate. Given the significantly lower rates, it makes sense to believe that investors have shunned fixed income.
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A Pathetic Attempt To Justify A Bond Short
For bond bears like myself, today was an ugly day. Fixed income prices ripped higher, egged on by continued escalations of the North Korea situation with an added dose of poor economic reports for good measure.
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Soros' Worst Trade
How did George Soros manage through his worst trade ever?
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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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