ETF Insight

14 May: Narrative Driven Economy … (TWTW May 9-13, 2022)

Narrative Driven Economy …  I am “borrowing” this week’s title from remarks made by E.B. Tucker in an interview Daniela Cambone from Stansberry research recently conducted with him => Click HERE to access! because I think it encapsulates nicely the kind of market dynamics we are currently seeing playing out….

07 May: Flash Crash … (TWTW – May2-6, 2022)

Flash Crash … What a week … On Monday, as I recall, European markets kicked things off with a “flash crash”. Were they looking to mark the anniversary of the May 6th, 2010 flash crash a few days early? Who knows … It, of course, didn’t stop there… On Wednesday,…

30 Apr: Earnings to the rescue? (TWTW – Apr 25-29, 2022)

Earnings to the rescue? Of course we aren’t talking here about Google’s, which missed and saw its share price taken down, although modestly, when contrasting the drop with the earlier drops experienced by say Netflix. BUT – Microsoft earnings and outlook obviously provided some tonic for the market on Wednesday,…

18 Apr: Money talks … What’s it saying (Maybe?)

We’ve all heard the saying – Money talks … Apparently it means – If you say that money talks, you mean that people with a lot of money have power and influence. We’ve also all heard of the concept “skin in the game”, often linked to the idea that a PM, for example,…

16 Apr: Bull market – Over and Out?

Bull Market – Over and Out? With Deutsche Bank recently clinching first place in the derby of forecasters suggesting we are in for a Recession, soon to be followed by Bank America/Merrill Lynch, inflation currently raging (8.5% most recent reading); Central bankers poised to raise rates faster and higher (if…

15 Apr: Still Bullish? (TWTW – Apr 11-15, 2022)

Still Bullish? The two images below, which were tweeted earlier this week by my former boss Frances Horodelski (good old days 🙂 – and in passing, Hello Frances 🙂 ), illustrate that Bulls have a) become a much rarer breed of late … + b) are at extreme levels of…

09 Apr: Outperformance? Anyone? Anyone …

Outperformance? Anyone? Anyone … Bottom line – No hard evidence of any performance chasing here, either in terms of sectors or factors ETFs. This is somewhat surprising to me, as I’d have expected more investors/managers to have taken note of the unfolding relative performance picture, and the takeways associated with…

08 Apr: Oh Lael … oh James … (TWTW – Apr 4-8, 2022)

Oh Lael … oh James … (and oh Bill …) “I could have titled this one a general important public announcement, with the header: Attention, attention, please be advised the FEDs no longer have your backs. Act accordingly going forward …” Well, surprise … ICYMI … the US FED is…