Monthly Archives: February 2016

Weekly Markets Update 2.26.16

  Week’s BEST Performer:  WTI Crude Oil +6.3& Week’s WORST Performer: Gold -0.4% Gold is continuing to outperform Lumber in the rolling 13-week relative performance. Despite the weekly gains and some bullish sentiment returning to the markets, the S&P 500 is currently in its lower-tier (200-point trading range) between 1,800-2,000, and is forming a very […]

Doublewood: The World’s Money

An Important Meeting This Week An important meeting will be held at the end of this week in Shanghai. It is the G-20 finance ministers meeting in preparation for the formal G-20 gathering of the world’s leaders next month. The main topic of discussion is expected to be the state of the world’s currencies and […]

Weekly Markets Update 2.19.16

Broader Market’s best performer: Nikkei 225 Index, +6.8% Broader Market’s worst performer: Gold, -0.7%

Deutsche Bank, RMB

The Chinese stock market opened for the first day after the Chinese New Year holidays with a mild 0.6% fall, far less than what the rest of the world lost during the past weeks. The RMB soared from 6.585/USD to 6.491/USD, the largest single-day appreciation in more than 10 years! That should send chills down […]

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank…It was just a barrage of rumor-mongering. The Deutsche Bank rumor was that it will default on the 2017 interest payment on her CoCo bonds (Contigent Convertible Bonds). That’s just hogwash. CoCo bonds are for capital safety — in case a bank’s capital ratio falls below minimum requirement, the bonds will automatically be converted […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

Hidden Forces

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire


"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

Touch Stone Connect

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