Steven J Cohen CFA Newsletter Q3 2022

Economy & Capital Markets: The US Federal Reserve Bank identifies 0.5% as the long run REAL interest rate. This implies that production (or tax revenue) expansion needed to payback a loan and interest is also expected to be 0.5%. Given the exponential technological advances and still positive demographic growth, there must be many areas where …

Steven J Cohen CFA Newsletter Q2 2022

Economy & Capital Markets: On June 15h the effect Federal Funds Rate was raised to an average of 1 5/8ths %, with its projection for the year-end raised to 3.4%. US 10 year bond yields are now hovering around 3% after the bond price had fallen 17% from its highs, whilst the S&P 500 has …

Steven J Cohen CFA Newsletter Q1 2022

Economy & Capital Markets: On March 16th the Fed raised: the effect Federal Funds Rate to an average of 3/8th %, with a projection for the year-end of 1.9% and, 2.8% by end 2023. The long end of the bond market sold off in response. On 24th February, Russia launched an large-scale invasion of Ukraine, …

Steven J Cohen CFA Newsletter Q4 2021

Economy & Capital Markets: On December 15th the Fed indicated that: Treasury and mortgage bond purchases are to end in mid-March 2022, and its benchmark interest rate will rise to 0.9% by the end of 2022 and then onto 1.6% by the end of 2023. Both the stock market and treasury yields maintained their range. …

Newsletter Q3 2021

Economy & Capital Markets: In September the US Fed, revised expectations of 2021 growth down to 5.9% and inflation up to 4.2% whilst, indicating the Federal Funds rate will rise to 0.3% in 2022 and then to 1% in 2023. The Peoples Bank of China views: contact-based consumption constrained, problems for small businesses and manufacturing …

Steven J Cohen CFA Newsletter Q2 2021

Economy & Capital Markets: In June the US Fed, improved expectations of 2021 growth to 7% and inflation to 3.4% and, indicated that they expect to increase interest rates to 0.6% in 2023, a long way off. The PB of China views: resident consumption constrained, problems for small businesses and fiscal imbalances for several regional …

Kings Portfolio Newsletter Q1 2021

Economy & Capital Markets: During the period yields on the 10 year US Treasury increased to 1.76% from 0.67% a year ago, but 1 year bill yields fell to 0.07% from 0.15%, whilst the US Federal Reserve projected inflation for 2021 of 2.4% falling back to 2% next year. With negative real yields across the …

Kings Portfolio Newsletter Q4 2020

Economy & Capital Markets: Uncertainties in 2020 (Brexit, Covid, US elections, elongation of the economic cycle) have now dissipated. Unemployment remains elevated and inflation absent, permitting central bankers to continue their folly of creating massive wealth inequality through near to zero interest rates, as apposed to increasing the volocity of money. Interestingly governments across the …

Kings Portfolio Newsletter Q3 2020 – No room for pessimists

Economy & Capital Markets US equity markets moved to new all-time highs and the fastest ever recovery from a bear market as, Central Bank liquidity moved to assets whilst avoiding the huge economic capacity. In a well flagged move the US Federal Reserve Bank now target (excess) average inflation as a policy goal, that had …

Monopoly Money

Companies in nascent industries under the guise of lowering cost to the consumer are being allowed insurmountable economies of scale, by buying out their vertical and horizontal competitors. In the end, only these monopoly company owners and employees benefit from industry profits. New competitors now cannot enter to share the industry wealth on a more …