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On the RBA, GDP and the Australian Dollar

June 7, 2012

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I haven’t posted much this week as I have been busy so please don’t think I’ve been dodging my recession call in the wake of yesterday’s stellar GDP release. I’m about to hit the road so here are some quick thoughts. On the current market bounce: The markets good too bearish, priced too much in […]

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Sell in May – Markets have a shocker

June 1, 2012

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By Greg McKenna We saw a bit of position squaring yesterday for month end after assets like the Aussie Dollar made a fresh low for the year before rallying. Likewise in US equities the early weakness gave way to a better performance but by the end of play the pressure was unable to be withstood […]

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Markets – Time for a bounce?

May 21, 2012

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On Saturday morning I sat down and wrote the Trading week wrap over at MacroBusiness where I looked at a number of markets and what the price action and thus the technicals, mostly, suggested about the near term direction. After a week like last week I expected to have my bearish bias reinforced but by […]

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Market Rout Intensifies

May 18, 2012

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I’ve posted the links and the MacroBusiness morning over at MacroBusiness today and I wanted to highlight a few things. Firstly, after a brief hiatus in Asian trade yesterday the selling returned with a vengeance overnight in equity markets as the pending Euro implosion gather steam. Indeed UK Prime Minister David Cameron ratcheted up the […]

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Market rout continues – thoughts on current market turmoil

May 15, 2012

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Morning – I am covering both Morning Links and the MacroBusiness morning this week and I thought that this mornings market wrap might be instructive as to my thoughts on the markets more broadly for those who follow my thoughts. Here is the link to MacroBusiness morning but in summary this sell off looks to […]

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Australian Dollar to 90 cents?

May 9, 2012

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As a mate of mine just said to me – the Aussie Dollar looks like a lead canoe this morning and my thoughts on it heading below parity remain undiminished. Here is the chart of how it looks at present and nothing in the fundamental outlook has changed from the piece I wrote the other […]

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Australian Dollar Breakdown – Bulls run away.

May 7, 2012

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Cross posted with MacroBusiness. The confluence of events over the past week has taken the wind from the Australian Dollar’s sails and contributed to the drop through support in a manner that suggests this move has further to run.  Indeed I have been calling it back below parity for some time now – we just […]

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Aussie Dollar – not drowning waving

May 3, 2012

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The Australian dollar is doing exceptionally well all things considered – it’s a fair to say that with the weakening Australian profile that prompted the RBA to cut rates this week we could have probably expected that the Aussie would at least retest the very important support zone at 1.0220/40. Tonight the key short term region is […]

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Squaring the Circle – bonds and equities cant both be right

May 3, 2012

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While I was on holidays in Fiji recently I read a book about the Archimedes Palimpsest which was my first real exposure to the study of Archimedean and Greek mathematics outside of school. It really was fascinating but in the context of markets and the economy I was struck by the quote attributed to him […]

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Australian Dollar Outlook – bulls on the run

April 4, 2012

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Well the Chinese PMI bounce faded quickly for the Aussie Dollar didn’t it. As I said on Sunday/Monday, I am looking forward to the next few days trade before Easter because it will tell us a lot about where the market is positioned and what it believes. So we had a brief rally earlier this week but […]

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