Marcus Padley

As usual with a big fall you can analyse the overnight news and debate whether the drop is warranted, but when it comes to a free market that rides on sentiment the answer is not whether the market should fall 274 points because the National Economic Council director is going... Show More

Callum Thomas

The Euphoriameter rose again in July, with the combined sentiment reading for the S&P500 lifted by higher forward PE ratios, a falling VIX, and rising levels of bullish sentiment in the surveys. The chart will probably trigger memories or comparisons to the 1990's because aside from the surge coming out... Show More

Callum Thomas

A reset has occurred in the bond markets with sentiment going from extreme pessimism - expecting higher yields, back to the opposite side with the bond sentiment indicator now showing increasing expectations of lower yields. The chart below appeared in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report alongside... Show More

Market sentiment often focuses on the negatives, even when economic fundamentals tell a different story. Divergence in sentiment and data like this can present significant opportunities. Andrew Clifford, CIO at Platinum Asset Management, identifies two such global opportunities, commenting that “this is when money is made in markets”. Show More

Callum Thomas

Those that follow my personal account on Twitter will be familiar with my weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm in which I pick out 10 charts on the S&P 500 to tweet. Typically I'll pick a couple of themes and hammer them home with the charts, but sometimes it's just a... Show More

Callum Thomas

This week's S&P500 #ChartStorm (see my Twitter account: ) covers a series of indicators that show, after a 9-day losing streak, oversold conditions and contrarian bullish signals for the S&P500. While the current selloff could go further, the odds of positive performance are rising as these indicators start to... Show More

Callum Thomas

This week's S&P500 #ChartStorm (see my Twitter account: ) covers the series of down trend lines in the market internals i.e. breadth and sentiment - the logical conclusion of which would be a deeper and broader market correction. But I also cover a series of bullish pickings and explain... Show More

AMP Capital

Remember Brexit? The UK’s unexpected vote in late June to leave the EU led to a dramatic collapse in market sentiment. At the point of maximum pessimism, the FTSE 100 was down 8% on the day. Yet within a week the FTSE had recovered all of its ground, and then... Show More

Elliot Clarke

In this week's weekly, Chief Economist Bill Evans gives a detailed run down of the RBA's August Statement on Monetary Policy, particularly their latest forecasts for growth and inflation and the implications for policy. This week, the focus for data will be the Westpac-MI consumer sentiment release and updates on... Show More