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Monday, 23 October 2017

Anthony Peters, market strategist at Sol Capital Group' s stories

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    Back once again for the renegade master

    Ticker | 10 October 2017

    I’m back, and by far the most seismic of events to take place while I was away was the staggering defeat that Mutti Merkel suffered in the Bundestag elections. 

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    Germany's biggest problem? Not immigrants, but other Europeans

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    This weekend Germany goes to the polls and every self-respecting commentator is on the case. How will the German voters deal with the thorny immigration situation?

  • Oi! Vienna!

    People & Markets | 15 September 2017

    LAST SATURDAY I received an email from Russell Taylor, the writer behind the Daily Telegraph’s highly successful and much-loved “Alex” cartoon. It read: “I don’t know if you check your email from holiday. I was wondering if you could help me with a German translation. The German language book of Alex is subtitled ‘Banker, Boni, Boersenwahn’. What does that mean?”

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    Looking beyond the day-to-day trading patterns

    Ticker | 01 September 2017

    Looking at day-to-day trading patterns and trying to draw meaningful conclusions is, by and large, a mug’s game. Worse still is to draw conclusions from trading on the last day of the month – especially August. Month-end rallies driven by index buying are nothing extraordinary, after all. Still, a new all-time high for the Nasdaq cannot go entirely unnoticed, especially not at the end of such a volatile month. The S&P 500, in passing, also did well and closed within just 9 pts of its own top, while

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    Never mind the price; feel the quality!

    Ticker | 31 August 2017

    Suddenly the end of the world as we know it has been put back in the cupboard and the sea of red has turned green again. Not that US indices had been in quite the mess which their European counterparts had found themselves in. In fact the Dow had its third day in a row of gains and the S&P has put on a four day run, closing 2,257.59, just 23 pts or 1% below its all-time high of August 7.

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    So much for a soft euro policy

    Ticker | 30 August 2017

    Best we don’t deceive ourselves. We are still in the silly season, albeit its dog-end. The Dow rebounded on what was the second lowest volume day since July 18 but in Europe there was something very different afoot where the Dax traded over 100m shares, up from a mere 35m on Monday and only the third time since July 21 that turnover has gone into nine digits. On that heavy volume the Dax fell 177.59 pts or 1.46%. At the same time the Bund future rallied just under a half a point, equally on massive vol

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    In politics, brinkmanship is an Olympic sport

    Ticker | 29 August 2017

    Question: Is North Korea really a threat or has Kim Jong Un just perfected a way of pushing all the right buttons at the right time? Is he the school yard bully who threatened other kids by boasting that he reads Boxing Weekly?

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    The need for CDS and honesty in bond messaging

    Ticker | 24 August 2017

    I am worried this morning. I am worried by an article in the pink’un titled “Investors pour back into crisis-era credit products”. The article highlights a rise in investor interest in bespoke tranches, a bundle of risks expressed through credit default swaps.

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    The art of speaking without saying anything

    Ticker | 23 August 2017

    Today ECB President Mario Draghi is slated to speak in Lindau, a particularly quiet and gentle resort on Lake Constance, at the Meeting on Economic Sciences. The conference prides itself for attracting 17 Nobel laureates and 350 young economists from 66 countries who are expected to hang on their every word. Those who remember the failure of Long Term Capital Management with its bevy of Nobel Prize winners might wonder how economics can still call itself a science rather an a dark art - but this is all

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    September will bring debt ceiling debates and blockchain bonds

    Ticker | 22 August 2017

    Is this just the “silly season” or is there possibly some truth in the headline “Betting odds on Trump’s resignation are improving day by day”. Not wishing to sound churlish but I really did have to read the article in order to find out whether the odds were “improving” on him leaving or staying, although I was not entirely surprised to read that the price on his throwing in the towel is apparently shortening.

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    What won't be discussed at Jackson Hole

    Ticker | 21 August 2017

    Bannon gone and Icahn gone. Two more big names depart the White House team and whether what is left constitutes a team is questionable. That said, Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn both now look well entrenched and the sense has to be that John Kelly is beginning to work some magic straightening out the meandering appearance of life in and around the Oval Office.

  • Peters on Dimon, Cohn, markets and … clouds

    Ticker | 18 August 2017

    There’s nothing new in the observation that a week is a long time in politics and a day a long time in markets.

  • When doves cry

    Ticker | 17 August 2017

    It’s mid-August and far too early to say that the summer is over – the really, really deep holiday season is only just kicking off – but that does not detract from the ongoing conversations among market players from both sides of the divide about what direction asset prices might take through the autumn and towards the end of the year.

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    Driven to distraction

    Ticker | 16 August 2017

    Instead of focusing on rebuilding the industrial economy and upgrading its creaking infrastructure, America is ripping itself apart. 

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    Another bad week

    Ticker | 15 August 2017

    This is not turning out to be a good week for President Donald Trump, not unlike many of the ones that have passed since he was inaugurated in January. 

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    Under starter’s orders

    Ticker | 14 August 2017

    As the athletics world championships closed in London with Usain Bolt having run his last race, Mutti Merkel launched her own race with the formal opening in Dortmund of her party’s campaign in the run-up to the Bundestag elections on September 24. 

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    Be careful what you wish for

    Ticker | 11 August 2017

    Over the past few days there has been an increasing number of publications and comments adding up how many days it has been since the S&P 500 last moved more than 1% in a single trading session. And then yesterday, bang! 

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    Regulation overload

    Ticker | 10 August 2017

    Having yesterday taken a little stab at MiFID II, in my view one of the most ridiculous pieces of self-congratulatory but also destructive over-legislation since the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, I received a response from an old chum. 

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    Do we really need to be worried?

    Ticker | 09 August 2017

    Kim Jong-un is behaving like a textbook schoolyard bully and as we all know, reasoning with bullies never gets anybody anywhere.

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    It’s a funny old world

    Ticker | 08 August 2017

    Having yesterday flagged up the impending 10th anniversary of the starting gun going off on the global financial crisis I subsequently tripped over a vignette in the International Financing Review reporting that junk sub-prime auto ABS spreads are at record lows. 

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