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Contributor's Links: The Macro Tourist Where Is Beeks?

I am a private investor who used to work for a big Canadian bank as a derivative index trader. I have been writing a journal for myself for many years. From time to time I have shared these posts with colleagues and friends on my site, The Macro Tourist. ... more

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Vancouver, Casinos And Grandmothers
Canadian rates are already lower than in the United States. But the trend between the two countries is drifting nicely in the “right” direction. Again, no need to overthink it.
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Did Powell Used To Be A Lot Smarter?
Although I have long poked fun (good naturedly of course!) at the forecasts for another 2008 Great Financial Crisis, I wanted to highlight an interesting development that has me scratching my head wondering if I am being too cavalier.
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Skew Offers Great Opportunity
Getting long cheap gamma in out-of-the-money eurodollar puts is probably the best way to express the view that the American economy is not quite as late-cycle as the market suspects.
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See You In The Machine
The wonderfully witty Jim Grant once said, “Successful investing is having everyone agree with you… later.”
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Practitioner's Guide To MMT: Part 2
Right now with so little real growth, investors are overpaying for the few growth stocks that somehow manage to defy the muted expansion.
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Practitioner's Guide To MMT: Part 1
Lately, there’s been a ton of talk about Modern Monetary Theory. Most of it is critical. MMT seems to evoke a visceral gagging reflex from most finance-types. However, I have been fascinated by the subject.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AMTD TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BOTZ Global X Robotics & Artificial
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares
ERX Direxion Energy Bull 3x Shares
FAS Direxion Financial Bull 3x Shares
GDXJ MARKET VECTORS ETF TRJR GOLD MINES
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOOS Canada Goose
GUSH Direxion Dly S&P Oil&Gs Ex&Prd Bl 3X ETF
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares ETF
JNUG Direxion Daily Jr Gld Mnrs Bull 3X ETF
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
LABD Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X ETF
LABU Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF
MEMP Memorial Production Partners LP
ROBO Robo-Stox Global Robotics And Automation Index ETF
SNAP Snap Inc.
TBIO TRANSGENOMIC INC
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TRIP TripAdvisor Inc
UGLD VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN
URA Global X Uranium ETF
URG UR-Energy Inc
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