Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Yuan Valdez

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We haven’t looked at the US dollar relationship with the Chinese Yuan in a while. As I mentioned during the trade war (remember that?), the stronger this cross-rate is, the weaker our equities will be, and vice versa. This thing peaked on September 3rd and has been trending lower ever since then (thus, equities have been strong). It’s a relationship that merits monitoring.


Divergent Behavior

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Below is an interesting chart showing, in blue, the S&P 500, and in black, the FR:T10Y2Y (10 year interest rates minus the two year). We’re only dealing with a sample size of three here, but I at least wanted to illustrate what happened in prior instances at these levels where the rate spread got to a certain depth. I’ll also point out that in 2007, it took a few months for any kind of bear market to take hold, even after the signal (if it IS a signal):