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The Daily Fix: The rise and rise of risk

Chris Weston
Head of Research
Jun 3, 2020
Risk assets are flying and news doesn’t matter unless it’s about re-openings or central bank actions.

It is all FOMO, TINA and MOMO, but behind these factors is the bond market, and fixed income holds all the answers for all markets. Rather than put out a rant on what’s going on, I have put this short video together on the subject which I hope explains the fundamental reasons inspiring huge buying in equity markets and dictating flow in risk FX and commodities.

Daily chart of NAS100 – the all-time high a whisker away


I have covered a number of charts and looked at the technical set-up as well as the price action and hope they portray the fundamental narrative.

The bullish trend is obviously mature, but it is not over loved and regardless of the asset class or instrument I am not seeing euphoric conditions yet, which is bizarre given the moves.

Granted, we are going to start seeing profit-taking from various factions of the market participants but the trend followers, many who are making a killing in the market, will not get out until their rules dictate. These trends end and we see funds moving out of longs when the bond market sells off, and real yield moves higher. For me, that is key, as I feel it is for the USD. For those who missed my dive into the greenback.

I have taken profits in CADJPY ahead of tonight’s BoC meeting but will update any new ideas on Telegram or tomorrows note.

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