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Thoughts From the Divide:  Subjest to Change

BY JON WEBB
As the saying goes, “needs must when the devil drives”. We have no problem understanding the Fed’s decision to announce (at 7pm last night) that the details of the BTFP program needed to be altered. The problem was the overly juicy arbitrage, whereby banks could use the BTFP window to flip cash from the Fed into the RRP and pocket the not-insubstantial difference. We were impressed by the chutzpah involved in arbitraging two Fed facilities! Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin – “Hope” is not an investment strategy

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
Given so much investor focus on macro-drivers, we are pleased that IVI Capital, the global macro hedge fund, have provided us with a new update on their market outlook. The IVI Capital Global Macro Index is a daily, futures-only strategy and C8 Studio shows the index up 24.0% so far this year.  Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin: Trend Following

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
Central banks have had to act aggressively to contain inflation expectations - leading to an unwinding of excess global liquidity and divergent responses across asset classes.  A return to "normal" financial markets, with less policy support for asset prices and higher market volatility.  In this context, there is also new investor interest in trend-following strategies that exploit diverging market dynamics. C8 Studio contains both high quality trend-following indices and innovative combination technology. Read more →
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