Tag Archives: sentiment

As market bubbles keep inflating, signal gets close to ‘sell’

Investors’ optimism remained at very high levels, despite the beginning of tapering of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank (ECB), tensions with North Korea and the Catalan crisis.

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The euro is believed to be at its cheapest since April 2003

The euro is at its cheapest since April 2003 following the European Central Bank’s various monetary easing measures, according to a survey of fund managers by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Either rally, or recession and debt default: investor survey

An investor survey showed such “unambiguous pessimism,” that either risk assets are ripe for a rally or the markets are positioning for a recession and/or an imminent debt default, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch research, which carried out the survey.

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The most overcrowded trade of the month

Being long US dollar is the most overcrowded trade for August, while this month the pound is the most overvalued since November 2008, a survey of fund managers showed.

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Shorting banks is the best contrarian trade for July

If you are a contrarian, your best bet for July would be to go short banks, as a fund managers survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch revealed there was a record long in global banks in the month.

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Euro to stay weak against the dollar: survey

Forecasts about the euro’s exchange rate against the dollar and other currencies are made even more difficult than usual by the increasing danger that Greece will have to exit the eurozone.

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A ‘bond massacre’ before the Fed hikes interest rates

Capital flows showed a “bond massacre” is underway, with the largest weekly outflow from bond funds in 18 months, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Sentiment right in the middle between bullish and bearish

Equities saw their largest inflows in 11 weeks in the week that ended on June 3, with the contrarian “buy” signal triggered in early January still in place, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch showed.

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Contrarian ‘buy’ signal for equities is still in place

Volatility has been high in stock markets, with equities oscillating wildly between deep losses on Friday and a relief rally on Monday, but a contrarian “buy” signal is still in place, a recent sentiment indicator showed.

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