Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

An excerpt from a week’s journal: 20 August 2018: Observations & Thoughts Today was generally a risk-on environment, with Chinese equity indexes leading the way in Asia Pacific (Japan and South Korea lagged). Indian equities continued to climb higher. The Yuan has also somewhat stabilised and has strengthened against the USD since last week. Chinese … More Weekly Observations: Central Bankers as Gamemasters

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 … More 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 … More Review of 1st Quarter 2017 & Portfolio Update