US Dollar Index Under Pressure This Year – Likely Source of Tailwind For U.S. Exports?

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U.S. real GDP grew 0.7 percent in 1Q17.  This was the weakest quarter since a negative reading three years ago. The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model forecasts growth snapping back to 4.1 percent in 2Q17. Irrespective of quarterly swings, growth remains … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures — How Hedge Funds Are Positioned

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of May 16, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 240k, up 10.9k. Non-commercials nailed it.  In the prior week, they had built net longs to the highest since December 2007, and were rewarded.  … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of May 9, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 229.1k, up 49.2k. Back into the nearly six-month range … or near range support, to be precise. Since the election last November, 10-year yields … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of May 2, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 179.9k, down 34.8k. Pre-FOMC decision this week, futures were pricing in 63 percent odds of a 25-basis point hike in June and 60 percent … Continued

U.S. Corporate Bond Issuance To Drop Under New Tax Plan?

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President Trump’s tax plans could potentially impact U.S. corporate bond issuance once – and if – they become law. Annualizing the first four months, U.S. corporations are on pace to increasing bond issuance in double digits this year over 2016. … Continued

1Q17 Revision Trend In Earnings Good – One-Hit Wonder Or To Last Through ’17 and ’18?

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As of last Friday, per S&P Dow Jones Indices estimates, 1Q17 sales of S&P 500 companies were $293.82/share.  This amounts to a decline of 2.4 percent quarter-over-quarter, but year-over-year sales were up 7.2 percent.  This was the fastest quarterly growth … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of April 25, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 214.6k, up 255.9k. Ten-year Treasury yields did indeed test support-turned-resistance at 2.31 percent this week.  In fact, they rose all the way to 2.35 … Continued

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