The Closer — Industrials & Real Yields Rip, Ag Prices Slip, Brazil Votes, Loans Slow — 9/17/18

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Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review a recent rip in Industrial stocks, new cycle highs for 5 year real yields, and 52-week lows for agriculture prices. We also discuss upcoming Brazilian elections, the New York Fed’s Empire Manufacturing survey, and again-weakening core loan growth.

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The Closer: End of Week Charts — 9/14/18

Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke clients, we recap weekly price action in major asset classes, update economic surprise index data for major economies, chart the weekly Commitment of Traders report from the CFTC, and provide our normal nightly update on ETF performance, volume and price movers, and the Bespoke Market Timing Model.  We also take a look at the trend in various developed market FX markets.

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The Closer — US vs The Rest, CPI Falters For Now, Dollar Slows — 9/13/18

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Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, look into the drivers of the huge outperformance for US stocks versus the rest of the world. We also review today’s CPI report, the exploding US budget deficit, and the weakness of the USD that’s starting to manifest.

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The Closer — Optimistic ASEC — 9/12/18

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Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review the two best-performing S&P 500 industries year-to-date, the reversal lower in vol markets, and stubborn spreads in high yield. We also delve into the annual update on income distribution, real income growth by demographic, poverty data, and health insurance coverage from the US Census before finishing up with a review of petroleum markets following the release of weekly EIA data on inventories, sources, and uses of petroleum products.

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The Closer — Yields Break Out, Quits Surge — 9/11/18

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Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, discuss the breakout in 10 year yields and the relationship between 10s and the shape of the yield curve. We also discuss in detail today’s very strong JOLTS report, price action and valuations in EM, and the outlook for inventories to add to GDP over coming quarters.

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The Closer — Backwardation, Earnings, Real Rates, European Data — 9/10/18

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Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review crude markets, earnings forecasts, and real rates. We also review economic data from the UK and Sweden.

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