Putting this Rally Into Historical Context February 14, 2019

Posted by Bryce Coward, CFA in Markets

Several weeks ago we did some research to find out what a typical rally looks like after a big waterfall-like decline takes place. The takeaway was that the rallies after those waterfall declines have lasted anywhere from 1 to 74 days and have retraced 20-90+%…

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Currency Markets & Knightian Uncertainty February 08, 2019

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Markets

Knightian uncertainty is named after University of Chicago economist Frank Knight (1885–1972), who distinguished risk and uncertainty in his work Risk, Uncertainty, and Profit: “Uncertainty must be taken in a sense radically distinct from the familiar notion of Risk, from which it has never been properly separated…. The essential fact is that ‘risk’ means…

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A New Year, New Expectations in the US Treasury Market January 31, 2019

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Markets

The slide in oil prices in October accounted for most of the move in 10-Year US Treasury bonds via the inflation risk component of the term premium. The two series are always highly correlated and this is a mechanism through which oil price changes are…

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