Category: Flash Report

  • May 2021 Flash Report

    | | Flash Report

    Equity market volatility surfaced again, led primarily by the tech sector with several themes continuing to work its way through this market. Is the market rally stalling out or getting set to move higher? Many of the trends observed over the last few months have continued throughout May with exposure to a variety of commodities (long) and currencies (long). The topic of inflation continues to persist as the Fed seems likely to hold rates until unemployment comes down to pre-pandemic levels while inflation will be allowed to exceed a rise above the 2% target. Inflation seems less of a concern … Read more May 2021 Flash Report
  • April 2021 Flash Report

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    The US continues to push toward the other side of the pandemic with over half of eligible Americans already vaccinated (or at least with one shot). The rest of the world seems to be lagging (in some cases) seriously behind as lockdowns still exist and COVID cases in India are increasing dramatically. Overall the US is carrying equity indexes to new highs in April. Employment has continued to improve and commodities prices have in some cases hit levels not seen in decades. Will the Fed take a different approach to softening its stance on rates? It appears that in the … Read more April 2021 Flash Report
  • March 2021 Flash Report

    | | Flash Report, Futures

    March was another positive move for equity markets with indexes showing solid returns. CTAs held their own with overall a positive month across many of the strategies we track.  Some of the trends outside of equities saw choppiness in grain and agriculture markets and trends emerged in short bonds. The USD showed strength from its end of February low versus other major currencies. Equity markets remain at all time high levels as volatility in the indexes has dropped significantly below 20 for the first time in over a year. Most indexes were positive with the Stock Index Trader Index leading for … Read more March 2021 Flash Report
  • February Flash Report

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    Seems equities in February snapped back putting most indexes into positive territory on the year. Where are we at in this bull market? Are equities running out of steam? Will we topple then race back up to new highs again? What else can the FED do to support the economy? With all these questions looming, the most noticeable trend in futures is volatility as it has returned across a whole host of assets in financial and commodity futures. There is growing anticipation of inflation combined with the fuel of a commodity super cycle. It appears opportunities are abundant across all … Read more February Flash Report
  • January Flash Report

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    January saw a rather difficult transfer of power with the incredibly sad rioting of the U.S. Capital. No matter what side of the aisle on which you lean this act was about as un patriotic as it gets. With Biden now confirmed and control fully in the hands of democrats we can now focus our attention on policy from the new administration.  Reversals of Trump policy have already begun with the United States re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement. Much more should be expected as the US and the World appears to be looking toward the pre-COVID way of life.  Much … Read more January Flash Report