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Thoughts From The Divide: Bumps and Jumps

BY JON WEBB
At the risk of sounding like we’re going soft on Jerry and his pirate crew of crack forecasters, one might almost feel bad for the folks at the Eccles building. Despite their manifest belief that current real rates are restrictive, the economic “party goers” seem to be finding it very easy to keep going with the available supplies of punch. The takeaway seems to be that it’s hard to stop a party when fiscal policy keeps adding to the punchbowl. Grannie Yellen seems to love a booze up, followed by a Chinese banquet, and if we were honest, we might admit that’s pretty much been our MO for the last 15 years Read more →

NDR Fixed Income Allocation Strategy August 2023 Update

BY BRIAN SANBORN
The NDR Fixed Income Allocation Strategy, Positioning Update 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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