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Posts by Niels Kaastrup-Larsen

Market Trends for July 2018

US indices are within striking distance of new highs and Apple moved within a whisker ($65bn to be precise) of being valued at $1,000,000,000,000.

So all is good you would think…right?

Well not if you were long Facebook and GAM Holding stocks, as both firms saw their shares tumble by 20%…in one day!

Does this “contradiction” reveal a bigger problem in financial markets?

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Market Trends for June 2018

Like in any major negotiation, there will be good days and bad days…and over here in Europe…the BREXIT negotiations seem like a perfect example of this.

When I look at the performance of CTA’s during the month of June, there were a lot of these good days and not so good days…but in the end the Bulls prevailed.

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Market Trends for May 2018

Mamma Mia…with record temperatures being recorded in many places in Europe during May…the Italian Bond market set its own records.

What started out as a bit of a rumble in emerging markets…has now moved much closer to the heart of Europe.

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Market Trends for April 2018

Q2 kicked off with an early sign of what many investors are fearing. A sell-off in both bonds and stocks at the same time. This of course is nothing new, we saw it during the financial crisis…but the truth is that it has not happened very often in the past 30+ years, mainly because the interest rate cycle has been going down.

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