hong kong

Finally Some Real Data…For November

By |2019-02-01T15:45:57-05:00February 1st, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

The payroll report wasn’t actually the first. The Treasury Department filed its Treasury International Capital (TIC) update yesterday, about two weeks late due to the federal government shutdown. However, since nobody follows it and the figures relate to a lot that’s beyond the US economy it doesn’t count in the mainstream view. That’s a shame [...]

Three For One In China Still Yields A Minus Situation

By |2019-01-25T17:57:35-05:00January 25th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

A couple of new developments in China that are worth commenting on. First, what everyone is calling a stealth QE. It isn’t. The central bank bill swap program is instead designed for two purposes at once, neither of which will follow along like an LSAP. The intent in doing this specifically right now suggests something [...]

Revisiting Hong Kong (For Reasons We Wish We Wouldn’t Have To)

By |2019-01-17T17:45:19-05:00January 17th, 2019|Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

This is perhaps the perfect day to review what’s going on in Hong Kong (thanks J. Fraser). I’ll be in Vancouver over the weekend to talk about curves, so why not preface it with a little HKD update. With everyone focused elsewhere, the story of 2017, in my view, wasn’t so big in 2018. For [...]