Conflicting signals in US

Week ending Friday November 24th 2017 A surprisingly lively week in markets. Equities rose again. The USD weakened. Anyone would think that markets were anticipating an easier monetary policy in the US. One problem is that the best performing equities are those with overseas earnings, not just due to translation benefits from that weak USD but also from strongly performing overseas economies. Another problem is that the yield curve continues to flatten, as the short end yields drive higher and long end yields stays weak. The 10yr less 2yr has now fallen below 60bps. The yield curve is indicating a…

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