MMT stands for 'Modern Monetary Theory', and it may be the next must-know term to know and understand before it becomes mainstream. OK, but what exactly is Modern Monetary Theory? The Roosevelt Institute published an article about it eight years ago, and it simply describes a school of thought in macro-economic thinking that revolves around … Continue reading If there’s one thing to know soon, it’s MMT
Italian Elections – Il problema?
An old Tuscan proverb claims that "after the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box". Would the upcoming elections in Italy turn out to be as what the proverb claims? Political uncertainties have gripped Europe since the fated Brexit vote, and Italy is widely seen to be a poster child of … Continue reading Italian Elections – Il problema?
2nd Quarter 2017 Review & Strategy for 2H 2017
The first half of 2017 is over, and my book remained almost unchanged from the end of 1Q 2017 to the end of June. I maintain my defensive stance, risking one-third of my usual sizing for any new positions and also gunning for lowly-correlated positions in terms of price structure as well as fundamental logic. … Continue reading 2nd Quarter 2017 Review & Strategy for 2H 2017
Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling
The Brits are officially leaving the European Union (EU), following the invoking of Article 50 and British envoy Tim Barrow handling a letter to the EU Council on the 29th of March 2017. An informative book on the subject is explored by Roger Bootle of Capital Economics, and I've found it to be highly instrumental … Continue reading Playing Brexit: Long Euro & short Sterling
En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?
En Garde! French citizens are once again heading to the polls in what is arguably 2017's most widely and closely-watched high key political event: the French Presidential and Parliamentary Elections! At stake? Possibly the future of the European Union (EU). That's because one of the potential candidates for the Presidency, Madame Marine Le Pen, is calling … Continue reading En Garde! Playing the French Elections & a Frexit?
Review of 1st Quarter 2017 & Portfolio Update
While it was a decent 3 months for both broad equity and bond markets, all my trades did not work out as expected and I cut all my initial positions that were initiated in January. Additionally, a couple of my positions that were USD-denominated also saw valuations affected by the slight weakening of the Dollar against … Continue reading Review of 1st Quarter 2017 & Portfolio Update
Review of 2016 & my thoughts for 2017
2016 was a year of ups and downs and many unexpected events, but they are merely symptoms of the signs of the times.. If any, 2017 would probably be tumultuous as well, and as global macro investors, we are rewarded and protected by being opportunistic, nimble and adaptable. Like the famous Bruce Lee used to … Continue reading Review of 2016 & my thoughts for 2017
Investing in an age of populism…
2016's been accepted as a watershed year: a year where we saw a rise in populism in the West. There's been countless articles and commentaries written on this rather (un)eventful year, so I shall not add to the existing pile. As global macro investors, we are well aware that developments in the political realm can lead to changes … Continue reading Investing in an age of populism…
Something’s melting Down Under
"Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia" ~ Charles Schulz Australia is a beautiful country, blessed with abundant resources and natural wealth, and was once an important outpost of Imperialist Britain in the Far East a century ago during the Victorian Era - forging an identity for the basis of the … Continue reading Something’s melting Down Under
My thoughts on Brexit – and its implications
While a ton has been said on the United Kingdom's European Union (EU) referendum results since the 23rd of June, I will explain 2 major implications that I personally feel could lead to several, long-lasting effects across the world as we know it, as well as some implications that they could have on the investment … Continue reading My thoughts on Brexit – and its implications