Weekly Macro Themes - 29 June 2018

Jun. 29, 2018 6:58 PM ETAUDS, NZDS, ACWI, SPY, IJS, SLY, IJT2 Comments
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Summary

  • This week: Yield curve outlook, S&P500 industry valuations, S&P600 PE10 again, NZDUSD + AUDUSD + AUDNZD outlooks.

Here's a brief preview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report.

1. Yield Curve: With the US yield curve likely to invert within the next 6-12 months it is a clear sign that we are late in the cycle, but not at the end of the cycle.

*** This topic was covered in the Weekly Best Idea report - click through to activate your 2 week free access pass now (+bonus chart). 

2. S&P500 Value (vs Growth): we take a look at the key trends in valuations across the more than 100 industries of the S&P500, in particular the split of growth vs value.

3. S&P600 PE10 Again: In response to a couple of questions we take another look at the rather lofty valuations seen for the S&P600 (US small cap stocks).

4. NZ Macro: We outline the downside risks for the NZDUSD and show the key charts and indicators for the New Zealand dollar and NZ economy.

5. AUDUSD: Similarly we highlight the key drivers for the Aussie dollar and where the risks/opportuntiies lie, as well as some insight into the AUDNZD.

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