China – Investor Fears Are Overdone – August 4, 2021



China – Investor Fears Are Overdone – August 4, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · 

Foreigners are not the dominant drivers of Chinese stocks, and their fears are overblown. There is a measurable “China discount” associated with the price of its financial assets relative to equivalents in the developed economies.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Early Cycle, Or Late Cycle? – July 30, 2021
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Global risk asset markets remain well supported by the economic and policy backdrop.


Weekly Macro Strategy – A Transitory Recovery? – July 23, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

Our investment stance remains mildly pro-growth on a 6-12 month horizon.


Momentum – MRB Cyclical Momentum Indicator: Gauging Technical Conditions – July 21, 2021
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The MRB Cyclical Momentum Indicator (MRB CMI) helps investors understand which markets have the biggest technical downside risk as well as upside potential ahead.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Too Much Stimulus Breeds Complacency – July 16, 2021
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The recent easing in bond yields will keep risk asset markets well supported. Investors (and central banks) are looking through the current period of strong growth and higher inflation, but are likely to be surprised at the underlying resilience of both.


Theme – MRB Total Inflation Measure: U.S. Price Pressures Are Broad-Based – July 15, 2021
 · Themes · 

This report introduces the MRB Total Inflation Measure to provide a more wholistic perspective of the inflation pressures brewing within the U.S. economy.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Be Careful Extrapolating Last Decade’s Trends – July 9, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

We remain mildly pro-growth in terms of investment positioning. However, using the 2010s’ playbook for investing this decade will not pan out well.


Asset Allocation Strategy – Sustaining The Unsustainable – July 2, 2021
 · Asset Allocation · 

The basic narrative for capital markets remains generally positive for risk assets.


Global Foreign Exchange – U.S. Dollar: A Pause Before Resuming A Downward Glide – July 1, 2021
 · Foreign Exchange · 

The U.S. dollar is still consolidating last year’s losses as massive U.S. fiscal stimulus continues to support relative growth conditions and is now igniting a slightly more hawkish stance by the Fed.


Webinar – Long-Term Returns: A Challenging Road Ahead – (78min:38sec) – June 30, 2021
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Today’s Webinar features MRB’s Global Asset Allocation Strategist, Peter Perkins, discussing MRB’s long term returns framework.


Weekly Macro Strategy – A (Brief) Taste Of Risk-Off – June 25, 2021
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The recent pause in the cyclical uptrend in bond yields may persist for a while longer, but time is not on the side of bond bulls.


Long-Term Returns – A Challenging Road Ahead – June 22, 2021
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The poor starting point for equity, bond, credit, and commodity valuations points to subpar returns on balanced portfolios over the next decade, even as the global economy expands at a reasonable pace.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Strong Global Growth, But No Inflation? – June 18, 2021
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The global economic recovery is accelerating. Although China’s growth rate has now moderated, the U.S. is likely to continue to boom and Europe is set to catch up.


Webinar – Understanding Digital Currencies – (75min:16sec) – June 17, 2021
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Today’s Webinar features MRB’s Absolute Return & Foreign Exchange Strategist, Santiago Espinosa, discussing the myths and “fundamentals” driving cryptocurrencies…


Absolute Return Strategy – Six Best Inflation Bets – June 15, 2021
Absolute Return · 

The outlook for U.S. and global consumer price inflation has become a hotly debated topic in recent months and now central to investment strategy.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Key Gaps Are Closing/Widening – June 11, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

While uber-dovish monetary policies will remain supportive of risk asset markets, the widening gaps between nominal GDP growth and core inflation versus policy rates are unsustainable.


China – The Recovery Phase Is Ending – June 8, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · 

The post-pandemic phase of China’s economic rebound has been exceptionally strong, and current data suggests it is already in the early stages of ending.


Asset Allocation Strategy – Beware Too Much Good News – June 4, 2021
 · Asset Allocation · 

Markets have already priced in a lot of good news, but there is good news still to come.


Weekly Macro Strategy – Its Only A Pause – May 28, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

The bear market in government bonds is on temporary hiatus.


Foreign Exchange – Has The Crypto Fever Broken? – May 25, 2021
 · Foreign Exchange · 

While a bit controversial three months ago, we noted in March that the probability of a bust in cryptocurrencies was more likely than a continuation of the pandemic-induced exuberance (a view that panned out).


Weekly Macro Strategy – Breakouts And Breakdowns – May 21, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

The mild risk-off phase should persist in the near run.


Foreign Exchange – Canadian Dollar: The Good News Is Priced-In – May 21, 2021
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Weekly Macro Strategy – From Virtuous To Vicious – May 14, 2021
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The brightening economic outlook means that inflation pressures will steadily build and bond yields will move higher in waves.


Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – When Uncertain, Prioritize Growth – May 13, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

The overarching driver of EM currencies is global trade, which offers a strongly positive backdrop and will likely propel appreciation versus a softening U.S. dollar.


Webinar – MRB’s Big Picture Themes – (73min:46sec) – May 12, 2020
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In this week’s Webcast, Phillip Colmar and Warren Smith, examined the major macro and investment trends that will be key to generating outsized portfolio returns over the next several years.


Absolute Return Strategy – Risk Of Another 1987 Crash – May 10, 2021
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The investment cycle is decisively ahead of the economic cycle, with many signs of frothy conditions, at a point when consumer price inflation is rising, bonds have entered a durable bear market and the U.S. dollar is vulnerable.


Theme – Risk Of Another 1987 Crash – May 10, 2021
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 Add to Favorite Reports  The investment cycle is decisively ahead of the economic cycle, with many signs… Continue


Asset Allocation Strategy – As Good As It Gets – May 7, 2021
 · Asset Allocation · 

The aggressive monetary and fiscal support of the past year helped bring forward and fortify the robust rebound in capital markets relative to underlying economic growth conditions.


China – Reawakened Consumers Underpin Growth – May 6, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · 

China is growing at a robust, above-trend growth, with concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic slipping into the distant past.


Weekly Macro Strategy – A Durable Trend, Not A One-Off – April 30, 2021
 · Weekly Macro Strategy · 

Led by the U.S., the global economic recovery continues to strengthen on the back of increased vaccinations.