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Global Macro Gut Trade: China ETF

For those following global macro think tank Rareview Macro's "Sight Beyond Sight", you already know that the firm's chief strategist Neil Azous is on a roll and the firm's model portfolio is outpacing many who have an ax in global macro style investing. Today's edition of the firm's commentary caught…Read More

13 April, 2016
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BlackRock Botches Gold ETF; IOU for IAU

Administrative oversight left BlackRock unable to meet demand for its Gold ETF, IAU; Suspends New Issuance. (WSJ) -BlackRock Inc. said it suspended the issuance of new shares in IAU, its roughly $7.7 billion gold exchange-traded product due to an administrative oversight, in the latest bruise for the exchange-traded-fund industry and its largest…Read More

5 March, 2016
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World’s Biggest Bank Gets It; Gives It Back

BNY Mellon 'Gets It' and Also Gives It Back. With close-on $29Trillion in deposits and $1.3Trillion in AUM, BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK), the oldest bank in the U.S. is not just the country's biggest, it ranks as one of the world's biggest banks. Hundreds of financial industry professionals now working across…Read More

4 March, 2016
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Only Idiots Use USO ETF to Trade Oil-It Can’t…

For those who are confused as to the near-term, or even longer-term price direction of Oil, even J.R. Ewing would tell you there isn't an oil man in Texas, including Boone Pickens, who can see far beyond the prices posted at the pump. Especially when one gas station in Oklahoma…Read More

11 February, 2016
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Global Macro Guru Says: Look Out Below

MarketsMuse curators are often most inspired by views expressed by those dedicated to interpreting and positing financial market outlooks via a global macro lens. This 'style' requires a disciplined process and for those who are best in the practice of this dark art, the projections are often prescient. With that,…Read More

8 February, 2016
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Professional Investors Are Impaired Says MarketsMuse

Referring to anyone as 'being impaired' is not a compliment. And, in the world of financial market punditry, where at least half of the experts are best at telling their audience what happened during the past 12 hours, while another 45% who position themselves as forecasters are right maybe 50%…Read More

5 February, 2016
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Global Macro View-Friday’s Stock Rally In Perspective

MarketsMuse curators have canvassed assortment of guru-types who have attempted to decipher Friday's stock rally, along with tuning in to the abundance of Monday morning quarterback views. For those who turn to the cartoon channel (i.e. CNBC), some pundits call it a dead cat bounce, more optimistic professional traders and…Read More

1 February, 2016
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Oil-Slippery Slope for Traders and Pundits Alike-Except One..

(SubstantiveResearch.com). Trading oil or simply just talking about where, when and why this commodity will assert a more predictable pricing direction has proven to be a slippery slope for professionals and pundits alike. Expressing views via the actual barrel (WTI) or via an ETF (e.g. USO, BNO etc) has been…Read More

29 January, 2016
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Global Macro-Don’t Shoot This Prescient Messenger

(SubstantiveResearch.com) Neil Azous from Rareview Macro writes that many in the market still don’t get the joke of what’s going on – that is, a true exercise in risk reduction led by real money or that the bears are in charge. Indeed, he observes much of communications he and his…Read More

21 January, 2016
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MarketsMuse 2016 Debt Market Outlook-The Caribbean Connection

To kick off the 2016 debt market outlook, MarketsMuse fixed income curators are looking forward to the next Caribbean boondoggle, and in that spirit, we extend a shout out to Ron Quigley, one of the primary debt capital market's top pulse-takers who also goes by the title Head of Fixed Income Syndicate…Read More

5 January, 2016
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2016-Global Macro-The Wrong Way First Trade

You don't need to be a MarketsMuse or a global macro guru (or any other type of pundit) to know that professional financial market traders are only as good as their last best trade. In that spirit, we look to the 2016 outlook and spotlight on the Wrong Way First…Read More

3 January, 2016
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European ETF Strategy Unraveling

(Bloomberg) -- A European stock trade that deployed the use of ETF products as a means of hedging currency exposure is one that enamored global investors throughout 2015 and drew more money than practically anything else in equities is blowing up in people’s faces. As the moves in the the WisdomTree…Read More

30 December, 2015
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CNBC Trumps Bloomberg In Crowdfund Industry Indices

(RaiseMoney.com) The Equity Crowdfund Industry continues to go mainstream, as evidenced by this week's market data and index intel pact signed between business news platform CNBC and DealIndex, a self-described “global deal and data aggregator for the best crowdfunding opportunities.”  The deal will have the two firms launching four equity…Read More

18 December, 2015
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European ETFs Displace Futures Products

(MarketsMedia) European ETFs and ETPs have gathered record net new assets in the first 11 months of this year, in many cases using as a displace to futures products. ETF Issuer BlackRock expects the size of Europe's exchange-traded product market to double over the next three to four years. ETFs/ETPs listed…Read More

14 December, 2015
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The Big Short: Leveraged ETFs, By David Miller

The Big Short is coming to a theater near you soon, but the hedge fund industry's cool kid of the year David Miller has traded ahead of his peers by exploiting and being short of the popular ETF industry product: leveraged ETFs  and “inverse ETFs”; products that are typically powered…Read More

14 December, 2015
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Global Macro Guru: Simmering Stock Conflagration?

MarketsMuse Global Macro curators, like many across the hedge fund complex, have attempted to decipher an investment thesis that can prove itself without being hijacked by short-term volatility. Deflation, Inflation, Oil, the Dollar and bets being made in advance of the Fed's widely-expected interest rate adjustment are talking point ingredients…Read More

8 December, 2015
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Global Macro-Dollars and Donuts-The Long USD Trade

MarketsMuse Global Macro curators credited with metaphoric title "Dollars and Donuts"--a phrase many of those who trade on institutional desks should appreciate...Snippet below is courtesy of a.m. edition of institutional research unbundler SubstantiveResearch.com Neil Azous from Rareview Macro writes that for all attention being devoted to the equity market at…Read More

18 November, 2015
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Financial Markets Ignore Paris Terrorism-At Their Own Risk

Weekend's Geopolitical Events Are Being Ignored.. MarketsMuse curators have been navigating commentary across the media throughout the weekend in search for the various financial industry pundits and opinionators who might add some context to the terrorism that shook Paris on Friday night. No surprise, we noticed the below opening from…Read More

16 November, 2015