Sentiment Snapshot: Fundamental Fear

In this article we explore how starkly sentiment has shifted on the fundamentals outlook.  From the heights of euphoria at the beginning of last year, there now seems to be a deepening sense of fear on the fundamentals outlook.  Bears will say it's the end of the cycle and [...]

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Green Shoots In Global Equities

One of my favorite analytical techniques for generating insights on global markets is studying market breadth, and those who know me know I like to take a bit of an alternative angle, and today's chart is no exception. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc rawpixel / Pixabay What makes today's chart [...]

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9 Charts On Quantitative Tightening

Quantitative tightening has been running at full speed for almost 5 months now (and for a total period of 17 months since commencing in October 2017), and with QT finally coming front of mind for investors I thought it would be a good idea to update some of the charts [...]

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Tis The Season For Crude Oil

Summary Crude oil enjoys a rare set of bullish signals after a rough end to 2018. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc jplenio / Pixabay As the title implies, we're heading into one of the strongest parts of the year based on historical seasonal patterns. But the setup goes beyond seasonality as sentiment [...]

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A New Bull Market In Gold?

This week we look at an important chart on the gold price outlook as a number of key themes and indicators are starting to shift for gold, and commodities more broadly for that matter.  Read more... Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Article by Top Down Charts

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Emerging Market Imports Crash

One of my favorite global economic data sets to track is the CPB Global Trade Monitor. It's a relatively timely snapshot of global trade trends, and importantly has an emphasis on volumes. It's a good data set for picking up on important global trends, for example back in 2015 [...]

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Top 5 Charts Of The Week: USA & China Macroeconomic Trends

Here's some of the standout economic and markets charts on my radar (originally posted on LinkedIn). I aim to pick a good mix of charts covering key global macro trends, and ones which highlight risks and opportunities across asset classes. Q4 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Hope you enjoy! 1. [...]

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China A-Shares: Cheap”?

This is the final in a 10-part blog series where I went through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019. The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details of [...]

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Commodities: Cheap And Out Of Favor

This is the penultimate in a 10-part blog series where I will go through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019. The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details [...]

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Global Equity Valuations: Cheap Again

This is the eighth of a 10-part blog series where I will go through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019.  The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details [...]

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Fed Rate Hikes vs HY Credit Spreads

This is the seventh of a 10-part blog series where I will go through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019.  The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details [...]

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Cash Allocations: King Or Trash?

This is the sixth of a 10-part blog series where I will go through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019. The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details [...]

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EM vs DM: A Major Market Turning Point

This is the third of a 10-part blog series where I will go through each of the charts from the 10 Charts to Watch in 2019. The purpose is to add some extra comments and context around the charts, as well as to explain some of the finer details [...]

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