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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 Milkshake Trade Is Finished
US stocks might rise, but only if the greenback falls. The US dollar might rally, but it will snuff out the stock market rally. The days of them both going up together are over. The milkshake glass is empty.
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Don't Ignore The Yield Curve
The rising of short term yields with the opposite move at the longer-end has caused the 2 and 5-year portion of the curve to invert.
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The End Of An Era
For the first time in three decades, stocks and bonds are threatening to both post negative returns in 2018.
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Trying To Save The Economy With Lower Oil
If the Fed doesn’t monetize the decline through marginally lower rates, then the decline in crude oil might not be as much a benefit as many of the economic bulls believe.
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EC A History Of First Cuts
The market is definitely torn about whether or not last week the Federal Reserve signaled a pause in their rate-tightening campaign.
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Fed Finally Blinks
It is clear to me the Federal Reserve was intent on raising rates until something broke, and the last week enough things “broke” that they finally blinked.
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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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