The Macro Trading Floor

What if Hikes are Stimulative?!

The Fed is all of a sudden opening up to the possibility of hikes: what now? But most importantly: have you ever thought about the possibility of Fed hikes being stimulative? And finally: do you have any idea why every Central Bank in the world is targeting exactly 2% for inflation?

April 19, 2024

The Macro Trading Floor

Yes, But What Will Break Markets?

This week Alf and Brent discuss how markets seem to be on the lookout for a release valve for the combination of a Fed talking about cuts while nominal growth doesn’t call for them: commodities, bond markets, and the US Dollar seem to be all brewing under the surface. But what will actually break markets?

April 12, 2024

The Macro Trading Floor

The Next Big Trade?

Markets are in reflation mode with commodities getting bid all over the place: not only gold and crude oil, but also silver, copper, zinc, you name it. Also, the US Dollar is showing signs of topping and it all starts to closely remind one of the most volatile macro periods ever. So: what’s the next big trade?

April 5, 2024

The Macro Trading Floor

Macro Traders Reflections

Brent and Alf discuss macro data, Fed’s Waller speech, Japan and China. But most importantly they share thoughts and observations about the current low volatility market regime, how to approach it trying to avoid the most common macro traders’ mistakes, and how to think of risk/reward when looking at insurance trades.

March 29, 2024

The Macro Trading Floor

Volatility Is Coming

The bond market is waking up to the idea that inflation might be a bit stickier and the Fed’s hands are tied. Alf and Brent discuss what this implies for global macro asset classes, and highlight a few trade ideas.

March 15, 2024

The Macro Trading Floor

Animal Spirits Running Loose

Alf and Brent discuss how animal spirits seem to be running loose in several asset classes. Signs are evident not only in stocks but also in gold, Bitcoin and option markets. They also focus on Japan and the potential tectonic shifts in the Bank of Japan monetary policy stance.

March 8, 2024

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