Weakness Trumps Fear: What Matters

by Ashraf Laidi | 15 Jan, 2016
One notable reason the VIX is trading at only half the level seen in August (53.0), a time when equity indices plunged near today's levels is related to market's absorption of risk versus macro... More...

  • Fed Tightening Cycles & USD Performance

    by Ashraf Laidi | Sep 7, 2015 15:53 | 1 Comment
    Fed Tightening Cycles & USD Performance Chart Is the peak of the US dollar behind us?  Depending on your USD measure of choice, the dollar may have already peaked, when using EUR and JPY, the two largest and most liquid currencies...
  • Gold/SPX Ratio's Boom-Bust Pattern

    by Ashraf Laidi | Jul 20, 2015 13:08
    Gold's tumble to a 5-year low today is the latest manifestation of the ensuing crash in global commodities.
  • Intermarket convergence: Bunds, Oil, USD, EUR

    by Ashraf Laidi | May 22, 2015 8:05
    The latest technical picture in intermarket dynamics suggests the USD is not yet ready to regain the positive momentum of the recent months, but the stabilisation path for oil, euro, bond yieds...
  • The Best UK Election Scenario for Gilts

    by Ashraf Laidi | Apr 30, 2015 15:29
    The Best UK Election Scenario for Gilts  Chart As we assess the impact of the UK general election on UK government bonds (gilts), it is important to tackle the prospects for inflation/deflation, earnings growth, austerity as well as the...

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