Will the Fed Tighten in 2019? Potential Low Cost Trades

By Arthur Bass, Wedbush Managing Director Yes, equities have tanked the past month, and Apple now has competition in China, but employment has been gangbusters and stocks could easily stabilize if President Trump reaches a deal with China. Equities declined in December, but economic statistics are still firm. Markets are…

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Futures Tracking and Analysis: The Eurodollar

By Arthur Bass, Wedbush Managing Director Our analysts have looked at strategies for both the Fed on hold and tightening in March. With a December move well priced, March is the next key Fed decision point. Whether the Fed tightens in March or not is dependent upon economic performance, although…

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What if the Fed Keeps Going?

By Arthur Bass, Wedbush Managing Director Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida commented that “risks have become more symmetric and less skewed to the downside than when the current rate cycle began three years ago.” In fairness, he also said rates are closer to the vicinity of neutral than when…

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How to Approach US Natural Gas Market Volatility

By Bob Fitzsimmons, Wedbush Executive Vice President The events in the US natural gas markets on November 20th epitomize the Keynes’ maxim, “The market can remain irrational much longer than you can remain solvent!” Watching the surreal video of a CTA who lost all of his clients’ money (and then…

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China Tariffs – Special Insight from Wedbush Co-President Rich Jablonski

Having lived and worked in China for a number of years, I gained great insight into international trade and how it can work for–and against–a country’s economic benefit. Given our current geo-political climate, I have not been surprised by any of the more recent developments, especially those involving China and…

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New Report: China, Brazil and the Future For U.S. Corn

Brought to you by CME Group The U.S. corn belt covers about 90 million acres of planted area. As uses for the crop grow, so does demand throughout the world. The number of acres American farmers are devoting to corn is under pressure this year, while weather in South America…

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Market Thoughts -Trump: The Art of the Fed

July 22, 2018, Arthur Bass   With President Trump expressing concern over the possibility of the Fed tightening two more times this year, the question is now whether the Fed will yield to Administration pressure – I think not. Trump’s comments may have the reverse effect of increasing the chances…

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