The Daily Shot 5/27/16: Global Macro Currents May27

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Greetings, We begin with the United States where new capital goods orders (ex-aircraft) continue to decline. Weak Capex is likely to keep productivity growth low for some time to come. According to Merrill Lynch, investors are keenly aware of this situation and apparently would like to see more Capex spending by companies. So far, however,

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Hedge Fund Truth – Don’t Believe Everything You Read May17

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It’s time for another animated installment of The Hedge Fund Truth! Turn up your speakers, close your door and watch this week’s video blog. This video looks at some of the truths and fictions around the hedge fund industry, focusing around recent bad press about returns, fees and a shortage of talent. It asks if the

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The Daily Shot 2/12/16: Global Macro Currents Feb12

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Greetings, Let’s begin with the extreme market pressure on the global banking sector that now dominates investors’ concerns (even more so than crude oil). At the center of this turbulence of course is Deutsche Bank. Here is the firm’s senior debt CDS spread which continues to rise. Source: @AlasdairPal News headlines such as the one

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The Daily Shot 12/10/15: Global Macro Currents Dec10

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Greetings, We start with the Eurozone where Germany posted higher than expected trade surplus. Here is the long-term trend. While this tells us that the German export sector remains robust, these trade imbalances create longer-term risks for the Eurozone. Germany needs to boost domestic spending. Source: Investing.com Many in the Eurozone complain about austerity. However, looking

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