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Contagion

February 24, 2020 –Markets have finally caught coronavirus, with ESH -81 at 3258.00 and mini-Nasdaq -283 at 9175.  The ten year yield is 1.42, just about 6 bps from the all-time low.  ESH should have initial support 3225 to 3250, while NQH should hold above 9000.  On Friday 0EH 9875 straddle settled 15.5 vs 9878 […]

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 4:59 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Clean-up role

Weekly Comment – February 23, 2020 You all recall (or perhaps it’s just another anachronism) seeing kids in school who would use fat yellow highlighting markers on their textbooks.  I would buy used textbooks whenever I could, and sometimes huge swaths of text would be completely yellowed out. It often occurred to me that if […]

Posted on February 23, 2020 at 7:25 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Fed balks at rate cuts that Trump and the markets want

February 21, 2020 –Buying of treasuries has been relentless, with 30’s closing below 2%, at 1.97.  Curve is flattening with the two year falling 3.3 bps to 1.391% and tens  down 4.8 bps to 1.522% (this morning at 1.48%).  2/10 ended at 13.1.  Red/gold pack in euro$’s fell another 0.5 bp to end at 16.375.  […]

Posted on February 21, 2020 at 5:19 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Are safe havens safe?

February 20, 2020 –Minutes indicate the Fed would like to hold the line this year, saying rates are appropriate “for a time”.  The market disagrees, A LOT.  Buyers continue to pour into EDM0 calls, looking for forced rate cuts before summer.  Kashkari essentially endorsed the market’s outlook, saying policy was about right but risks were […]

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 5:13 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Tiffany for Breakfast

February 19 2020 –In October, Tiffany’s share price was around $90.  In late November the company was acquired for just over $16 billion at a share price of 135 by LVMH.  In early February, LVMH issued bonds, in part to pay for the TIF acquisition.  Almost Daily Grants reports: “The deal, Europe’s largest corp bond […]

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 4:48 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Conditions are Perfect. It’s Business Time

Feb 18, 2020 –Apparently no one could believe that COVID19 could have an impact on business until AAPL warned that it isn’t likely to meet March sales guidance laid out just three weeks ago.  AAPL down nearly 6% and HSBC also lower as it’s set to cut 35000 jobs in a major restructuring.  As of […]

Posted on February 18, 2020 at 5:04 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Disruptors

February 16, 2020 -Weekly comment Disruptors.  In the cutting edge investment world, it’s not a pejorative word.  Disruptors are the creative destruction agents that tear down the old ways of business and force greater efficiencies and benefits. My brother and I went to the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday morning.  First we had breakfast at […]

Posted on February 16, 2020 at 10:27 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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All good

February 14, 2020 –Yields edged slightly lower as the treasury wrapped up the 30-yr bond auction at a rate of just 2.061%.  Tens fell 1.3 bps to 1.617% and euro$ contracts had similar moves, closing flat to +1.5.  A week ago Ken Griffin said markets are “utterly and completely unprepared for a jump in inflation.”  […]

Posted on February 14, 2020 at 5:14 am by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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They lied?!?!

February 13, 2020 –In a stunning development that no one could have possibly predicted, official news outlets under-reported the cases of coronavirus, and are now correcting the error with a multiple of original estimates.  China is changing personnel in affected areas.  Forward looking markets are unsettled by the change, with reports yesterday having claimed that […]

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 9:51 pm by alexmanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What the Fed says, What the market hears

February 11, 2020 –Starting this morning with another Far Side cartoon, as Powell gets ready to testify in front of the House today. –I would simply re-caption: ‘What the Fed says to markets’ followed by ‘What the market hears ‘”Monetary policy is in a good place.  Consumer spending and employment are solid, capex is soft.  […]

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