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C8 Weekly Bulletin: US Earnings and the Corporate Balance Sheet

BY JON WEBB
Amidst the US Q3 earnings season, this Bulletin takes a quick look at corporate debt dynamics - a particular focus as market repricing has substantially boosted returns from short-maturity corporate credit exposure. C8 platform rates products are very diverse, ranging from cross-asset allocation to direct bond investment portfolios based on the S&P iBoxx bond indices and targeting specific credit/duration risks. Read more →

Thoughts From The Divide: Danger to Itself

BY JON WEBB
In an op-ed for MSNBC, the “former Federal Reserve economist” warned against the Fed keeping “interest rates too high for too long”, which would cause it to “fail at its job” and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Sahm argues that the economy is “on course” for a soft landing, but “Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell is not flying the plane, despite the popular narrative” (which is a far kinder metaphor than Jay being a toddler in the back seat with a toy steering wheel). Sahm suggests that “giving the Fed credit means we could learn the wrong lesson”. Read more →

C8 Bulletin: MI2 Joins C8 Studio

BY JON WEBB
The C8 Bulletin is back after a summer break, and we are delighted to announce that Macro Intelligence 2 Partners have added their Macro Alpha index to C8 Studio.  The Macro Alpha strategy is deeply rooted in MI2's macroeconomic insights. These directional strategies encompass a broad range of asset classes. The strategy aims to optimize risk-adjusted returns by dynamically-adjusting portfolios based on changing macroeconomic conditions. Taking three of our Global Macro contributers (including MI2), combining using our proprietary Tactical Asset Allocation, would have produced a 24% annual gain with 11% volatility and, notably, a 40% negative correlation to the S&P over the past two years. Read more →
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