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Only history knows the ultimate outcome of the drone attacks. What is definitively known is oil instillations are not impregnable. That illusion was shattered just as past illusions of invincibility such as the Great Wall of China and the...

Relatively speaking the markets were quiet. In some regards it felt as a typical August trading day, the inverse of the last three weeks. Some are suggesting volatility could greatly increase if Friday’s remarks from FRB Chair Powell are less dovish than ...

Consensus is expecting the FOMC to lower the overnight rate by 0.25%. Is such necessary? Recent data is suggesting one of growing strength not weakness. As noted Guggenheim stated yesterday that it thinks the Fed should raise rates to ...

Natixis SA, the large French bank, plunged almost 14% yesterday after MorningStar cited concerns about the “liquidity and appropriateness” of some corporate bond holdings in a fund owned by the Bank. Natixis’s woes added to the rising liquidity fears following the ...

According to a survey taken by JP Morgan the greatest risk to quantitative strategies is not a sharp increase in rates or poor economic data but rather a collapse in liquidity. According to the Bank, “people know this is happening, it is not...

Long dated Treasury yields are falling at a faster pace than in the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. Bloomberg writes the 10 year Treasury is near the most overbought territory since 1998. The last two time Treasuries were so overbought was ...

Equities rose, the result of earnings and stronger than expected economic data. Trade tensions still remained at the forefront albeit was not weighing upon market sentiment. Oil also rose on rising Persian Gulf tensions, tensions that some believe are at the brink of ...

Equities rebounded as the President insisted a trade deal with China is still within reach. Oil also advanced on the headlines. Some however wrote the 1.3% gain was the result of ...