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Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170530

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on the open before making a decent recovery on the back of recovering US market futures and better than expected building approval data. US and UK will be back online tonight while China will be back online on tomorrow. Tax loss selling in May/June and seasonal weakness... Show More

Chart of the Day: Bond Yields

Mathan Somasundaram

The US 10 Year Bond Yields are rising with US interest rate cycle. This will push AUS 10 Year Bond Yields higher. Rising bank cost of funds will force rates higher. Equity markets will have to adjust to higher yield outlook but the recovery rate may be slower than expected.... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170407

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market fell on US strike on Syria after opening positive…and then recovered into the close to slight positive. Spot gold bounced and bond yields fell as market ran to safety with rising geo political risks adding existing global macro risks. Gold, Energy and Utilities were the best performers while... Show More

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Cracks appearing in the global economic resurgence

Callum Thomas

I wanted to highlight this chart because the latest data basically makes it start to look like it's going against my previous thinking. The "flash global manufacturing PMI" which is an indicator I put together based on the flash readings of the Europe, US, and Japan manufacturing PMIs has weakened... Show More

Sunset Strip > Trading Day Wrap From Blue Ocean 20170308

Mathan Somasundaram

Local market flip-flopped to finish aimlessly flat on weak commodity prices and no real global sentiment. Telecom, Energy and Health Care moved the market higher with support from Financials while Metals & Miners and Gold were the underperformers. The circus that is a bank inquiry continues to turn up entertainment... Show More

Spectrum Insights - The problem with “bubbles”

Damien Wood

“The OECD concludes that Australia has the most over-valued housing market, with prices 52% above their ‘correct” level.“ Similar warnings continue as do the related dangers of investing in those financing the market – banks. The problem is the quote above is from December 2005. The point being, just because... Show More

Weekly Macro Themes - 2016 End of Year Special Edition

Callum Thomas

As a holiday treat we're making the 2016 End of Year Special Edition of the Weekly Macro Themes available for free: http://www.topdowncharts.com/2016-special-edition This edition looks at some of my favorite charts and themes of the year from the weekly report, including the charts that worked (and those that didn't... Show More