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Positioning Watch – Gold party still on

Cheers to the weekend everyone! And welcome back to your Positioning Watch series. The data is now up to speed again and you can always find ALL positioning data readily available in our datahub. We will highlight the most important conclusions weekly in this series. Equity positioning: Nasdaq positioning remains LONG – Nasdaq keeps up […]
2023-04-22

Cheers to the weekend everyone! And welcome back to your Positioning Watch series. The data is now up to speed again and you can always find ALL positioning data readily available in our datahub. We will highlight the most important conclusions weekly in this series. Equity positioning: Nasdaq positioning remains LONG – Nasdaq keeps up steam from the easter – Overall equity positioning remains short but the sentiment is not overly bearish across styles/s While the recent liquidity injection has offered tailwinds to equities we suspect fundamentals won’t justify the valuations as the sugar rush reverses. We could still see some optimism play out, but overall our long beta is running on fumes and thus trimmed down a tad FX Positioning: JPY is still unpopular – JPY positioning keeps bearish overall but a tad less than during easter – The EUR bet is still very consensusy, while BRL bullishness has lost a bit of steam – The USD positioning is long and BRL is slowly losing its favour among speculators We remain positive on BRL which seems cheap and offers good real rates in a world starving for inflation- safety. Suffice to say price action has yet to follow suit Commodity Positioning: Gold party is still on – Gold positioning may look stretched and plenty of profits could be ripe for taking. But positioning remains long for now – Energy still hasn’t got the recession memo On the surface, it may look as if oil is simply proxying expectations of […]

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