Sunday, 11 February 2018

Stories we should be thinking about

Stories we should be thinking about

I seem to have spent all this week’s Financial Orbit Macro’s (to sign-up to receive them for free Mon-Fri click here) talking about this...but what to think about the markets?

So let’s get some facts first...yes it was bad, for example this observation from Fast FT late on Friday:

"For the week, the benchmark (S&P) was down 5.2% its worst performance since the week ended January 8, 2016 when fears about Chinese economic growth spooked markets"

And where does that leave us in YTD performance.  I thought this was good/insightful:

Surely it is not that bad?!

(and many more great political/economic charts of the last week can be found here)

So as Barron’s wonderfully notes it is not unreasonable to anticipate more volatility (always better to anticipate this before a crunch)

But this time is a little different and centred on bond yields backing up...

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