Weekly Macro Themes - 5 Oct 2018

Oct. 06, 2018 4:49 AM ETJJCTF, COPX, JJG, DBB, TLT, IEF, HYG, JNK
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Summary

  • Global inflation trends, Copper and China, Grains, US HY credit, global sovereign bonds risk outlook.

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

1. Global Inflation Trends: We examine the prevailing trends for the global inflation outlook, and where the balance of risks lie given the key indicators and charts.

2. Copper (& China): We take a look at the key macro drivers of copper, along with positioning/sentiment, intermarkets analysis, and technicals. The balance of risks has changed.

*** This topic was covered in the Weekly Best Idea report (free trial)

3. Grains: Grain price risk is skewed to the upside given positioning, value, and weather risk.

4. US HY Credit: US HY Credit spreads are uncomfortably tight, we examine exactly how tight and what are the key charts to keep on top of for the risks/opportunities here.

5. Global Bonds: Global bonds face elevated risks, from a structural and tactical standpoint.

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About the Weekly Macro Themes report

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