Sticky inflation, renewed issues with high energy costs and a light recession in the making already. Europe screams stagflation and even the ECB admits to it. Meanwhile, we are edging closer to the actual payroll recession in the US.
The credit contraction is already a reality in Europe and the Q3 ECB Credit Survey confirmed that a contraction is the most likely scenario for H2-2023. There are early signs of improvement, which means that we may get an outright rebound into 2024.
Expectations are real, while the reality is nominal! Soft data keeps getting the reality wrong, which is probably a phenomenon that relates to the extreme spread between nominal- and real figures. Will this issue keep wrong-footing everyone?
European inflation numbers have already started to come in.. Will June look as soft as May? Probably not.. But inflation numbers are coming down, slowly but surely in Europe.
The ECB tries to incentivize governments to withdraw their funds from the ECB to mitigate a complete catastrophe when the QT race really begins at double speed from July and onwards. Will they succeed, and what will the ramifications be? Find out here.
Benign opening after a volatile weekend with no signs of an increased risk premium in energy/grain markets, while bonds open bid. The inflation numbers will dictate the trends this week.
Geopolitics remain tricky to trade and we don’t see any strong risk/reward trades on the back of the turbulence in Russia over the weekend. Meanwhile, Europe remains an odd consensus bet, while UK inflation and US housing markets risk wrongfooting everyone.
The Canadian PPI continued its landslide yesterday and it makes you question whether BoC was too quick re-accelerating the hiking cycle. Meanwhile, markets keep coping with USD issuance.
A WSJ article suggested that US banks will be required to hold up to 20% more capital should the Basel rules be fully implemented by 2025. The Fed is likely to present a new direction for regulation by the end of this month according to sources. How severe is this? Here are the numbers..
As the markets evolve, we adapt accordingly. Although the reopening of China’s economy is still ongoing, the optimism surrounding it is gradually diminishing. Simultaneously, the worsening economic data from Western countries indicate a significant slowdown. With the once-promising light at the end of the tunnel slowly fading away so do the flows. In this short piece we reveal our new position
The China play has thus far not been profitable but I refuse to back down on my underlining analysis- Yet some reconsiderations are in order and it might be the start of a larger reevaluation. But for now the course of the ship is intact
The hardships brought about by Covid and the Ukraine war initially fostered political unity across Europe. In this article however, I will argue that fragmentation may soon regain prominence as liquidity diminishes, labor markets weaken, and governments face the need to implement tighter fiscal policies. These circumstances create a fertile ground for the resurgence of the zero-sum debtor/creditor conflict that characterized the 2010s.
The term inflation has merged from academia to layman’s vocabulary. The question is whether it’s time to shelf the term or if it remains as relevant as ever. We look at forward-looking indicators and try to pass judgment – this time on Europe.
Another strong IFO report from Germany on the surface of it, but is the European economy close to rolling over from a momentum perspective? Let’s have a look at the details.
After a job claims report that was only slightly weaker than the consensus yesterday, our focus now shifts to the upcoming release of the PMI reports toda
Greetings from Copenhagen everybody! It is Tuesday and that means another energy cable. Inventories are building, while jet fuel demand remains subdued compared to projections. In this update from 3Fourteen and Steno Research we take you through everything you need to know about current energy market trends and how to trade them.
Service inflation is feeding through to Europe in size now, which makes the case for further ECB tightening compelling. Here are 7 charts on EUR inflation ahead of the Euro-zone print on Thursday and what it means for markets
The Energy Cable #6 Bearish inventories across both oil and natural gas and waiting for the Chinese reopening to show up!
Bearish inventories across both oil and natural gas and waiting for the Chinese reopening to show up! Here is the latest “Energy Cable” update on Natural Gas, Oil – and the overall energy complex with price signals and model based predictions. The only publication to cover this sector across geographies and asset classes. Enjoy!
Is the Chinese reopening a true game-changer and how will the attacks in Iran over the weekend alter the geopolitical risk picture for energy markets? We provide our takes alongside updated price signals on oil and natural gas. “We are happy when people/things conform and unhappy when they don’t. People and events don’t disappoint us, our models of reality do. It is my model of reality that determines my happiness or disappointments.” – Stefan Zweig 3Fourteen Research: The true story on the Chinese reopening The China reopening story has fueled oil’s 2023 rise. Read the last sentence carefully. I specifically said the China reopening “story.” Said differently, it has not been the reopening of China that has propelled oil to this point. Rather, it has been the “story” of the reopening. Three weeks ago, we dug into oil’s physical market. Back then, we argued that oil could not divorce from its physical reality for very long. With that said, over short time horizons, oil regularly divorces from the physical market. Ultimately, to make an educated guess of where oil is going, you must understand both the physical and paper markets. Today, we take a look at the paper market and how we incorporate it into the 3Fourteen Core Crude Oil Model. At present, the Model remains Neutral (components below). The physical and technical components are bullish. The inventory component is bearish. And, the positioning (i.e. paper or futures) component is neutral. We account for the paper market in the “Positioning” […]
While liquid markets are still trying to make up their minds on whether to rise from the ashes of H2 2022 or continue the downward trajectory, I think it is due time we put the real estate markets under the scrutinous loop once more.
We have taken a look at technicals in the oil market. Is it voodoo or magic? We also update our price signals for oil and natural gas. Time to buy? Enjoy!
12 years of civil war in the Conservative party has trapped Rishi Sunak in a doom-loop between economic crisis and a defeatist Tory MP group. Will the 2024 general election clear the path for reform?
Lagarde starred in the role as the slightly more tanned Grinch as central banks decided to ruin Christmas. Structural liquidity doesn’t look too bad and 2023 is not necessarily the year of the bear.
Energy has been THE performer of 2022, but is there any energy left in the trade as commodity markets are turning bearish? We look at price action and fundamentals underlying the consensus trade #1
If electricity becomes a scarce commodity, it is important to note who’s on top of the situation and who’s not. Here is the answer and how it plays into my portfolio thoughts.
Developments through 2022 have exposed the interlink between macro, geopolitics and markets. We see a risk of a (semi)permanent European GDP-shock due to a lack of energy.
European electricity markets are completely out of sync with fundamentals and we have spent most of this week understanding why – here is our take-away!
The media is full of doom and gloom around Europe, and even though the situation is admittedly bad, I tend to think that the likely outcome is less bad than feared by many. Here is why!
Germany is doing MUCH better than reported on the Nat Gas front, while everyone seems to agree upon a European zombie-apocalypse scenario making July/August the most hated rally ever.