Tag Archives: #Apple

Feb 6, 2018 – Market Update (No recession short-term, healthy correction done, no global contagion, so let’s hunt for bargains; One Fed hike is priced off; Watch today for Trys yields, JPY crosses, VIX; New turning points for VIX at 22 & 30; XIV a problem for Credit Suisse; BNSF Railway (part of Berkshire) joining Blockchain in Transport Alliance; Hedging by book: long gold, JPY, 10- and 30-yr Trys; The panic is over, moving to the last leg up of 2009 bull run; German coalition talks well covered blockchain)

Mr Price Action/ February 6, 2018/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia in red Europe opening lower US Congress to vote on government funding German coalition talks well covered blockchain technology to make Germany a fintech hub Draghi not ok with EUR volatility due to potential inflation miss Kuroda – no near-term hikes   Question – what now?   Honestly, I am not sure either… …as Janet is celebrating and Powell not being

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Feb 2, 2018 – Market Update (NFPs day but a high bar for USD to rise, Trys rising but where is the USD?, Rising yields challenging stocks (dividend/higher financing), Strong EUR to weight on EU stocks soon, Italy in or out?, eBay dumping PayPal and going for Adyen, Insurers to sell cryptos theft protection)

Mr Price Action/ February 2, 2018/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia lower Europe opening mixed Strong EUR to weigh on EU stocks soon 10-yr Trys yield above 2.75% putting pressure on stocks As dividend yield is not as attractive as before and cost of financing for companies is getting higher With recent rise in US yields, economic numbers and improving earnings season Are we going to

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Jan 18, 2018 – Market Update (Apple with USD 38 bln tax bill, bringing home USD 250 bln; Renault-Nissan a king over Volkswagen; Goldman Sachs dropping bond trading?; GE still on short side; Junk bonds spreads at record lows, China/Japan getting rid of Trys – nothing new; USDRUB floor between 55.70-56.00; Brent having hard time to stay above USD 70 mark; Biggest Bitcoin mines in China)

Mr Price Action/ January 18, 2018/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap Asia hitting record levels Europe opening higher on bullish sentiment from US and Asia China growing too fast with respect to economic and pollution standards Trump fighting back China with intellectual property breaches (likely getting ready for Davos) Loud calls for EZ reform with new fiscal rules (GE) and joint safe assets (FR)   Equities Cyber security start-ups having hard time

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Dec 5, 2017 – Market Update (Brexit and US tax bill market movers, EU to review US tax bill and its implications, S&P 500 & DAX – what’s next?, Apple to start to paying back taxes to Ireland in Q1 2018 (EUR 13 bln), Toll Brothers facing lack of skilled labour – an issue for home builders across US)

Mr Price Action/ December 5, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap Asia took a break Europe opening flat to slightly up US tax bill refining continues as the bill moves from Senate to the House before it lands on Trump’s table Many have changed the wording from tax reform bill to tax bill AMT getting challenged as many companies may loose the tax break and pay the 20% alternative

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Nov 20, 2017 – Market Update (No Jamaica in Germany, Leadership in EU on pause, Risk taking at record levels, Mugabe still in but already out, Norwegians not counting on oil/gas, EURUSD to keep hawkish tone above 1.1675-1700 zone, Gold to test medium-term resistance at 1306)

Mr Price Action/ November 20, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap Asia in red Europe opening lower No Jamaica coalition in Germany – Merkel can still form a minority government No history of minority government or new election creating more uncertainty Merkel to meet president, German leadership in EU on pause What worked in difficult 2000s and 2010s years not working anymore Pragmatism, conservativism and stability to be replaced Zimbabwe’s Mugabe not

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Nov 8, 2017 – Market Update (EURUSD – H&S almost done, US yields not supporting further USD strength – a correction coming?, Oil – China demand lower on pollution cuts, Gold stuck in 1263-1282 range, ECB Governing Council meeting – watch the comments as more hawks on the Board, Apple – EU asked for more details about tax structure, Bitcoin an asset class?)

Mr Price Action/ November 8, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

    Short recap   Asia up Europe opening lower Trump in China to ask for China cutting financial ties with NoKo US-Chinese companies signed USD 9 bln deals USD impacted by headwinds/slowdown related to tax reform (implementation in 2019) As the tax cuts will spike the budget deficit and will have only temporary effect on the economy (according to Fitch) Brexit –

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Nov 2, 2017 – Market Update (FOMC a non event, Powell in and Tax bill out, BoE hiking after 10 years & taking a long break after…, EURUSD a shadow of USDCNH, IMF not ok with selling volatility products, Apple a big thing after market, Barclays fed up with Brexit and taking actions, Deutsche Bank seeking a second building in Frankfurt)

Mr Price Action/ November 2, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia printing new 10-yr high as on optimism from Fed Europe opening lower FOMC – no changes, non event Just reconfirmed all with economic activity to solid from moderate Dec hike a done deal IMF warns volatility products loom as next big market shock  link Selling volatility complex products can be the trigger if volatility suddenly increases  

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Oct 20, 2017 – Market Update (US Senate moving on budget, US jobless claims hitting multidecade low – positive on spending/GDP/inflation/USD, Catalonian bank run, S&P 500 tested the support around 2544/40, Earnings to set the tone for today’s trading, Schlumberger results important for correction in energy stocks)

Mr Price Action/ October 20, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia up after some hesitation at the beginning Europe opening higher US Senate moving on 2018 budget, next step towards tax reform US jobless claims hitting multidecade low what means more people working, more money for spending As consumption is 60% of US GDP, we can see in the future higher GDP growth pressuring up inflation Merkel positive on Brexit

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Sep 22, 2017 – Market Update (China downgrade on still fast credit growth, NoKo a new H-bomb test while Kim is in NY, Stronger EUR weighting on DAX, Apple under pressure – a new target at 142?, May’s perfect time of Brexit speech at 1900 GMT, Germany voting on Sunday, Gold at 1295 – which way?)

Mr Price Action/ September 22, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia in red on NoKo and S&P downgrade of China (outlook stable) and Hong Kong (outlook negative). S&P not comfortable with Chinese still strong credit growth Europe opening lower Speculation that NoKo will test powerful hydrogen bomb in Pacific PBOC asked Chinese banks to stop cooperating with NoKo   Equities   Lufthansa to absorb largest part of AirBerlin’s assets While easyJet should get some too Stronger EUR weighting on DAX 12 500 to

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Sep 21, 2017 – Market Update (FOMC – market not a strong believer of Fed talk, EURUSD sitting at strong support 1.1870/80, Gold at crossroad between 1290-1300, UniCredit to buy Commerzbank, Apple slowing, Huawei, Oppo, Samsung speeding up, EU to redo taxation of digital world)

Mr Price Action/ September 21, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

  Short recap   Asia in red Europe opening higher EU-CA free trade deal in effect starting today EU to redo taxes on digital companies Goldman Sachs expect USD 1 trln tax cuts (0.4% of GDP) over 10 yrs   FOMC – no change, rates 1.00-1.25% Taper starting in Oct to get cushion for next crisis Expecting 1 more hike this year, 3 hikes

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