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Bridgewater: What Are Ray Dalio’s Top Investing Ideas?
Founded by Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates’ top sell in the third quarter was the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM).
Dow Jones: November Was Its Best Month since June
This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJI) rose 1%. On a month-to-date basis, it has risen 3.8% and heading for the biggest gain since June.
Dow Jones: First Weekly Decline after All-Time Highs
Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DIA) fell 0.5% after four consecutive weeks of rises. It closed 0.8% below the all-time high.
Where Stanley Druckenmiller Is Bullish
Last week, Duquesne Family Office, managed by Stanley Druckenmiller, filed its Q3 13F with the SEC. We’ll look at the fund’s top holdings, buys, and sells.
EEM: Trade War, US Dollar, and a ‘Golden’ Opportunity
In November so far, the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has risen 0.9%. However, rising pessimism about US-China trade talks may spell trouble.
Energy & Utilities
Analyzing Tudor Investment’s Top Holdings
Tudor Investment founder Paul Tudor Jones II’s macro investment strategies have helped investors understand the opportunities in various securities.
Where Did Stanley Druckenmiller Place His Bets?
In the second quarter, Stanley Druckenmiller’s top five buys were Uber Technologies, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, PG&E, and Barrick Gold.
Asian Debt Crisis: Should Investors Be Concerned?
In a report released this month, Mckinsey discussed the Asian debt crisis. The Asian financial system has been exposed to a higher risk.
The Dollar Is Strengthening: How Will It Affect Markets?
The US Dollar Index, which measures the strength of the dollar against a basket of other currencies, has risen 2.2% in the past month.
Cooperman Thinks Trump Is Pulling Stock Gains Forward
Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman thinks Trump is trying to pull market gains forward in a bid to boost stocks in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Can Dalio’s Bridgewater Repeat Its Outperformance in 2019?
Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, had 303 positions at the end of the first quarter.
Brokerages Raise China Outlook as Data Signals Turnaround
China’s slowdown was seen as a major risk for global markets last year.
BAML Survey: How Are Global Fund Managers Positioned?
BAML conducted a survey that polled 187 global investors with $547 billion in total assets under management between April 5 and April 11.
Gundlach Predicts What the Next Downturn Will Look Like
Jeffrey Gundlach believes that if the equities do well this year, emerging market equities will do better than US stocks (SPY) (DIA).
Company & Industry Overviews
Can Spotify Continue to Outperform Expectations in 2019?
In the fourth quarter of 2018, Spotify’s (SPOT) number of monthly active users rose 29% YoY (year-over-year) to 207 million.
Despite Record Highs, India Underperformed Emerging Markets
The iShares MSCI India ETF (INDA) and the Wisdom Tree India Earnings Fund (EPI), ETFs that invest in Indian equities, have risen 6.8% and 7.6%, respectively, this year.
This Is Fund Managers’ Most Crowded Trade in March
As with the biggest tail risk, the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey resulted in a new “most crowded trade” response as well.
Why Gundlach Thinks It’s Time to Be a Long-Term US Dollar Bear
During his “Highway to Hell” webcast, Jeffrey Gundlach put forth several arguments for a bearish long-term outlook for the US dollar (UUP).
A Global Slowdown Seems Definite but Markets Have Other Worries
Today, the Bank of Japan maintained its monetary policy but sounded less optimistic on the economy, stating that “exports and output have been affected by slowing overseas growth.”
China Lowers 2019 Growth Target—Hardly a Surprise
Today, China set a growth target of 6.0%–6.5% for 2019. The country had set a target of 6.5% in 2018, and the economy actually grew a bit more than that.
Trade War: Trump Picks New Targets as China Talks Wrap Up
Recent statements from the Trump administration suggest that the United States and China might resolve their trade disputes.
Why Buffett’s Next Elephant Could Actually Be a Dragon
In his annual shareholder letter, Buffett lamented the lack of big acquisition opportunities.
Druckenmiller Was Betting on These Top Names in Q4
Druckenmiller seemed to be positive on emerging markets, as the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) formed 3.8% of his portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter.
China Isn’t Helping the Global Economy’s Cause
On February 14, China released its January trade data. China’s exports in US dollar terms rose 9.1%, while its imports fell 1.5% YoY.
What’s the Most Crowded Trade Now?
For the first time in the history of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey, “long” emerging markets (EEM) has been the most crowded trade for February.
How the Trade War Opened the Fault Line in China’s Economy
The trade war with the United States (SPY) has opened the fault line in the Chinese economy (BABA) (TCEHY).
Is China’s Economic Miracle Finally Over?
Last year marked 40 years since China opened up its economy. It’s seen impressive growth since 1978.
Trump Administration Withdraws Sanctions on Russian Companies
Over the weekend, the Department of the Treasury withdrew sanctions against some Russian companies (RSX) (EEM) including RUSAL.
Can the US Dollar Remain the Most Crowded Trade?
For the second straight month, the so-called FAANG and BAT stocks weren’t the most crowded trades.
January BAML Survey: Fund Managers Bearish, but No Recession Yet
The outlook on global growth is gloomy. A total of 60% of BAML’s survey respondents expect a slowdown in GDP gains in the next 12 months.
Most of Gundlach’s 2018 Calls Were Spot On—What about 2019?
So-called bond king Jeffrey Gundlach, who is also the CEO of DoubleLine Capital, has made his predictions for 2019 on a variety of topics.
How Ray Dalio Beat the Market and Peers in 2018
What is it exactly that helped Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates beat the market and peers in 2018?
The Story behind Bank of America’s Bullish Gold Outlook
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) is overweight on precious metals going into 2019.
Company & Industry Overviews
Apple Will Need to Target Developing Markets for iPhone Growth
Global smartphone shipments declined 6% in the third quarter of 2018.
If This Is the Deep Panic Jim Paulsen Talked About, Start Buying
Jim Paulsen, The Leuthold Group’s chief investment strategist, thinks that after the ugly December for markets, investors’ panic is in the later stages.
How Investors Could Position for the Next Downturn
While talking to CNBC in September, Ray Dalio said that investors should get “more defensive” in the stock market, and warned that stocks’ upside looks limited.
US Dollar Overtakes FAANG and BAT Stocks as Most Crowded Trade
According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey, the US dollar (UUP) replaced the FAANG and BAT stocks as the most crowded trade.
Could Market Risks Restore Investor Confidence in Gold in 2019?
As we’ve discussed in this series, market uncertainty is increasing after an unusually calm 2017 and part of 2018.
Could Market Risks Restore Investors’ Focus on Gold and Miners?
After a calm period in stock markets, downside risks have increased.
Why Morgan Stanley Prefers Emerging Markets over US Markets
Similar to other investment banks, Morgan Stanley (MS) doesn’t have high hopes for US markets in 2019.
Bank of America’s Suggestions for Investors in a Market Decline
In a note published last week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch equity and quantitative strategist Savita Subramanian said, “We believe the peak in equities is likely before the end of 2019.”
Q4 2018 Started on a High Note for Gold
During the third quarter, gold’s price fell ~5%, dipping below the psychologically important level of $1,200 per ounce it touched in August.
Do Fund Managers Think the Stock Market Has Peaked?
November marked the second straight month of investors’ bearishness with 44% of them believing that global economic growth will decelerate in the next 12 months.
November BAML Survey: How Fund Managers Are Playing the Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch conducted a survey of 225 investors with $641 billion in total assets under management between November 2 and November 8.
What Will Drive Services Revenue for Apple?
Emerging markets such as China and international markets such as Japan have contributed significantly to Apple’s Services segment over the years.
Should Investors Be Interested in Emerging Markets?
Emerging markets (EEM) saw tremendous growth last year and grabbed investors’ attention.
Ericsson and Huawei Still Lead Evolved Packet Core Market
According to research firm Dell’Oro Group, Ericsson (ERIC) is the leader in the global evolved packet core (or EPC) market.
Gold, Miners Have Surged on the Market Rout—What’s the Upside?
Gold prices have failed to draw a bid in 2018 despite many market uncertainties, including trade tensions and other geopolitical concerns.
IMF Downgraded Global Growth Outlook due to Trade Tensions
The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) cut its estimates for global growth for this year and for 2019, citing trade tensions between the US and its trading partners.
What’s Driving Analyst Optimism about Gold?
Bank of America (or BofA) contends that gold prices should surge over the next year as US budget deficit and trade war concerns start to make an impact on the US economy.