Global markets (especially) US bond markets, gyrated today following reports on two policy areas (Chinese capital and NAFTA/trade policy) that are set to be sources of volatility in 2018. In both cases, the storms in a teacup seemed disproportionate with (the lack of) new information. Press reports reminded investors about risks that may have been… Continue reading Edgy Markets (Over) react to Trade and China Risks?
Happy New Year! In honor of the season and my new blog, I’ve selected a few (non-fiction books) books among the 80+ I read/listened to in 2017 that stayed with me through the year and in some way made me think. Many of you may have heard me wax on about a few of these.… Continue reading Thought-provoking Reads 2017
With OPEC members and friends (and the ever growing energy journalist cohort) meeting in Vienna, it seems apt to look at the economic adjustment of some of the participating oil producers. While most would gain from rising prices. Russia, and Iran, smaller GCC countries (Kuwait, UAE and even Qatar) as well as some U.S. producers… Continue reading Vienna Agreement: Buying Time, Persistent Macro Divergence
With my transition away from Roubini Global Economics, it seems like a good time to test out a new platform to share insights on macro, markets and political risks - especially those that don't lend themselves to tweet storms. While I never had my own blog for long, writing for the Roubini Economonitor was one… Continue reading Re(Entering) the Blogosphere