China Takes a Hit, but What is Next?

China has threatened to forcefully retaliate after the US for escalating the trade conflict by threatening another $200 bln worth of Chinese goods with an additional 10% tariff.  Previously, Trump threatened to $100 bln of Chinese products.   The initial US…

America First Clashes With Made in China 2025

The escalation of trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies is scaring investors, who are liquidating equities and buying core bonds.  The dollar and yen are the strongest of the major currencies.  The Swiss franc is mostly steady as…

Portfolio Update: Portfolio Management & Oil Trades

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Insider Portfolio Update: Portfolio Management & Oil Trades

To read the rest of this article, you’ll need to sign up to Insider, our subscription service taking you “backstage” in the world of asymmetric investing & money management. As well as ongoing market commentary, members get specific trade recommendations from Chris MacIntosh &…

Insider Weekly: Uranium Is Moving

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Politics and Economics Weigh on European Currencies

The US dollar is rising against most of the major and emerging market currencies.  The prospects of escalating trade tensions and the divergence of policy that was confirmed by the major central banks are disrupting the markets.  Norway’s central bank meets…

Warning: Treacherous Week Ahead

All three of the major central banks met last week and confirmed that monetary policy would continue to diverge for at least another year.  The clarity of the trajectory of monetary policy reduces the impact of high-frequency economic data. There are three…

Renewed Confidence in Divergence

The G3 central banks met, and the main take away is that the Federal Reserve will continue to hike interest rates, while the ECB confirmed it is still a year away from its first hike, which will begin with the…

Resources, You Say? Whyfore?

Today I’m sharing a question from a subscriber: Chris, Love your work and it’s been making me money but your case for the new service with Jamie focussed on private placements in resources is hard for me to digest. I…

Dollar Slips While Escalating Trade Tensions may Roil Markets

The Dollar Index edged higher to its best level this year before turning down as market attention shifts from central banks to trade tensions.  Reports confirm that the US will go ahead with the 25% tariff on $50 bln of…