We consolidate our favourite biases into one, easy-to-read, weekly report! Please find the original pieces linked throughout and a summary table at the end of the document. Reach out to us on Slack or email the author with any questions about the content.
An Update on Our Latest Trade Ideas
We summarise the latest updates on our trade ideas here with links to the original analysis.
Our biases in Asia FX have registered strong returns. Now, we are making changes. We closed our bearish KRW position and turned bearish on SGD ahead of the bi-annual MAS policy review. We also point out 7.20 as the level to watch in USD/CNH and keep our 7.00 USD/CNH October call.
We turn neutral on iron ore with tight supply and weak demand fighting to drive the price in opposite directions, with neither winning currently.
Rarely can we point to one factor driving the performance of all markets. But since the global financial crisis in 2008, that factor is low interest rates. Now, the tide is changing; interest rates could reach at least 5%! In our view, all of this points to further downside across asset markets.
We continue to be overweight cash. This is a defensive posture but also gives us liquidity and the ability to mop up assets when they reach distressed levels. It also prevented us from losing money in August.
We remain underweight equities and bonds given our view on the above.
A lack of supply is battling with weaker growth prospects; we remain neutral commodities.
We also remain neutral crypto.
John Tierney’s US Equity ETF Biases
Find John’s full list of ETF biases here. Alternatively, they are in the table below.
John leaves his US Equity ETF biases unchanged this week.
In the last update, he reiterated his call to be overweight energy and marketweight semiconductors. He also closed two ETF positions (AWAY – reopening; OIH – energy).
Henry’s European ETF Biases
Henry made this call back in March. The premise still holds, and we review short-term adjustments periodically.
Long-termoverweight renewable energy (FAN, INRG): The EU remains hugely exposed to Russian energy – not just in gas but nearly all fossil fuels. It means that simply replacing the supply of Russian gas energy with other sources may be practically difficult (due to infrastructure) as well as geopolitically unattractive. Longer term, a concerted increase in renewables spend is highly likely.
Find our latest bitcoin signals here and our latest ethereum signals here.
We are marginally bullish bitcoinover the next two to four weeks. The macro backdrop has worsened, but on-chain/flow metrics are picking up, providing a supportive environment.
We are neutral ethereumover the next two to four weeks with on-chain/flow signals unable to provide a basis for any sustained move higher following the merge.
Our latest discretionary macro biases in collaboration with SGX can be found here (FX) and here (Commodities and China Growth Tracker) while our latest views on rates in collaboration with TMX can be found here.
In our latest SGX Asia Currencies Insights update, we pointed out 7.20 as the level to watch for USD/CNH, closed our bearish KRW position at a significant profit, and became bearish on SGD ahead of the bi-annual MAS policy review. Meanwhile, we held onto our 7.00 October USD/CNH call and held onto our other biases (bearish INR and bullish THB).
In our latest SGX Commodities Insights and China Growth Tracker update, we turned neutral on iron ore, from previously short, as tight supply is balancing well with weak demand. We note, however, that at least one city plans to restart its stalled housing projects. If others follow, that could boost iron ore and steel demand.
In our latest TMX piece, we are bullish Canadian rates (two- and 10-year) and bearish US rates (two- and 10-year). This is because we think the Fed will end up hiking more than the Bank of Canada, an opposing view to the market, while Canadian housing is more vulnerable than US housing.
Ben Ford is a Researcher at Macro Hive. Ben studied BSc Financial Mathematics at Cardiff University and MSc Finance at Cass Business School, his dissertations were on the tails of GARCH volatility models, and foreign exchange investment strategies during crises, respectively.
(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)
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