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  • Video / 19 May 2017 at 7:35 GMT

    From the Floor: Trump turmoil tempered — #SaxoStrats

    An absence of further incriminating evidence against US President Donald Trump yesterday saw a rebound in government bonds as well as a slight recovery in equities, albeit primarily driven by biotech. Meanwhile south of the equator, the Brazilian Real ended Thursday down 9% following news that the country's president may have paid bribes.
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  • Squawk / 17 November 2016 at 9:44 GMT
    Hypothesis Testing
    United Kingdom
    Following yesterdays article;
    I thought we should look at SP500 and Nasdaq(QQQ) and compare equally for relative strength weakness etc.
    Note the chart showing which market is leading the other. Ignore the usdcad redline for the moment.
    Also when looking for disparity in indices I have highlighted (grey arrow) a divergence which is as all option traders know max duress. When IV/IVR become stretched there are always opportunities to buy one and sell the other. In this case NASDAQ was inverse to sp500 so long the former and sell the latter. Even as a spot market trade on a 1:1 price structure (expensive) you would have gained approx +60 net from the NAS ! Or if you wanted to trade directionally with higher risk but less cost LONG NAS for the same result.
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  • Video / 22 January 2016 at 14:20 GMT

    Jakobsen: Two wasted years thanks to January 2016

    Steen Jakobsen
    Saxo's Chief Economist, Steen Jakobsen, discusses how January 2016 has so far wiped out any gains from the previous two years. But he says the focus shouldn't just be on China and oil, but on the rising cost of money. He explains how he's trading this bear market.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 06 October 2015 at 10:38 GMT

    Bernanke's big inflation blunder

    The Economist
    Former US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke has a book out and is doing the rounds as part of the promotion, but the Economist cannot help feeling Janet Yellen's predecessor missed a trick in 2011 when he considered a change in the Fed's monetary policy target from an inflation rate to a growth rate for nominal GDP. The ultimate decision to stick with an inflation-targeting stance in January 2012 of 2% effectively restricted the Fed's freedom of action and has led directly to the impasse over interest rates that prevails today. By failing to take the bolder decision in 2011, the Fed "made itself a prisoner of its own complacency" and condemned the US to a decade of dangerously low inflation and interest rates.
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    Jim Earls Jim Earls
    Typical misunderstanding by business media-inflation does not bring 'economic growth'.
    Clare MacCarthy Clare MacCarthy
    Neither the above extract nor Ryan Avent's original Economist article suggest what you say they do, Jim. The point is this: inflation targeting is a blunt and...
    fxtime fxtime
    Remember also inflation in a controlled manner devalues existing debt for governments and ofcourse the average tax payer. How many times has a home owner been amazed...