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Market review 22.09.18
Yields and directly related markets
A short post today as I’m packing and moving to our newly renovated place (and sadly letting go of the apartment I’ve lived in for the past 8 years).
Here’s a chart showing Eurodollars (short duration bonds) on an inverted scale. One of the best trades this year was to ride short-term yields higher with leverage.
Isn’t leverage risky? These are short-term bonds that move relatively little. But leveraging the short-end of the yield curve can work better than cash trades on the long-end. I discussed this back in March:
Rising bond yields have put pressure on gold, which is broke 2yr support this week.
The force behind rising bond yields has been inflation, and one of the big components of that is oil. Can Brent Crude hold this major support?
If bond yields continue their ascent, perhaps banks outperform:
Keep in mind the big picture for XLF: It hit major support back in June.
There’s a Fed meeting this week, so expect it to be another volatile one.
Thanks for reading, got to run!
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