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  • NEW FORD CEO PROMISES FURTHER URGENT ACTION – ABANDONING US CAR MARKET FOR TRUCKS/SUV/COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
    April 26, 2018
    NEW FORD CEO PROMISES FURTHER URGENT ACTION - ABANDONING US CAR MARKET FOR TRUCKS/SUV/COMMERCIAL VEHICLES KEY MESSAGES: CEO Hackett targets $25.5 billion in cost reductions by 2022 Seeks 8% profit margin by 2020, two years ahead of schedule Ford stock had dropped more than 11 percent this year. The product portfolio is seen as dated
  • RUSSIA, CHINA, TURKEY ACQUIRE GOLD WHILE DEPOSITS AT NY FED CONTINUE TO BE REPATRIATED
    April 25, 2018
    RUSSIA, CHINA, TURKEY ACQUIRE GOLD WHILE DEPOSITS AT NY FED CONTINUE TO BE REPATRIATED The golden noose? The build-up of gold reserves by non-Western countries is something which could end up tipping the scales of the global order. Many believe that should bad relations continue between the US and these nations then US-denominated assets currently
  • RUSSIA BUYS 300K OZ OF GOLD IN MARCH – NEARS 2K TONS IN RESERVE
    April 25, 2018
    RUSSIA BUYS 300K OZ OF GOLD IN MARCH - NEARS 2K TONS IN RESERVE -- SOURCE: 04-24-18 GoldCore via ZH - "Russia Buys 300,000 Ounces Of Gold In March - Nears 2,000 Tons In Reserves" -- --FURTHER REFERENCE: 03-20-18 ZeroHedge -"Russia Is Hoarding Gold At The Fastest Pace In 12 Years" -- Russia buys 300,000
  • FORD STOCK ISN’T AS CHEAP AS IT LOOKS!
    April 21, 2018
    FORD STOCK ISN'T AS CHEAP AS IT LOOKS! Ford still has a great dividend, but don't expect much upside this year -- SOURCE 04-20-18 InvestorPlace - "Ford Motor Company Stock Isn’t as Cheap as It Looks" -- Source: Shutterstock Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is not having a great 2018 so far. And there’s little reason to
  • JUNK BONDS AT RECORD NET LEVERAGE LEVELS AS INTEREST COVERAGE RATIO FALLS
    April 21, 2018
    JUNK BONDS AT RECORD NET LEVERAGE LEVELS AS INTEREST COVERAGE RATIO FALLS HY Leverage at record highs.. HY spreads returned to their January tights while their IG (Investment Grade) and EM (Emerging Markets) counterparts remain significantly
  • JUNK BOND YIELDS AT LOWEST DECILE ON RECORD
    April 21, 2018
    HY Yields at their lowest decile on record... This occurrence signal traditionally confirms the early beginnings of the road to the Next Financial
  • HIGH YIELD BONDS SIGNALLING: “SELL THE RALLIES”
    April 21, 2018
    HIGH YIELD BONDS SIGNALLING: "SELL THE RALLIES" It appears that as soon as HYG reached its 100-day moving-average, that was good enough and sellers used the bounce to sell... And sell they did - the biggest outflow since the election in 2016... So what do they
  • BIGGEST INFLOWS OF THE YEAR DRAG JUNK BONDS FROM THE PRECIPICE!
    April 21, 2018
    BIGGEST INFLOWS OF THE YEAR DRAG JUNK BONDS FROM THE PRECIPICE! -- SOURCE: 04-20-18 Bloomberg - "Junk Bonds Are Back in Black After Biggest Inflow This Year" -- The rising tide in junk debt markets is lifting all boats -- even ones that looked a little leaky just a few weeks ago. In the last
  • JUNK BOND MARKET STILL IN TOTAL DENIAL, FIGHTING THE FED
    April 18, 2018
    JUNK BOND MARKET STILL IN TOTAL DENIAL, FIGHTING THE FED Happily dreaming in La-la-land till the rude awakening. -- SOURCE: 04-18-18 Wolf Richter - "Junk Bond Market Still in Total Denial, Fighting the Fed" -- The Fed’s efforts to raise interest rates across the spectrum have borne fruit only in limited fashion. In the Treasury
  • EUROPEAN CAR SALES WEAKEST IN 5 YEARS
    April 18, 2018
    EUROPEAN CAR SALES WEAKEST IN 5 YEARS -- SOURCE: 04-18-18 Bloomberg - "European Car Sales Weakest in Five Years" -- British demand plunges in first quarter as spending sags Three of top five markets in region post March sales declines European car sales turned in their weakest performance in the first quarter since an industrywide
  • GLOBAL SWIFT BANKING SYSTEM STATISTICS SUGGESTS US$ LIKELY TO SOON RALLY
    April 17, 2018
    GLOBAL SWIFT BANKING SYSTEM STATISTICS SUGGESTS US$ LIKELY TO SOON RALLY The U.S. accounts for less than 25% of the global economy and that number will be in steady decline amid the rapid growth of China and India. And yet the dollar still takes up almost 63% of global FX reserves. That mismatch will gradually
  • IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE JUNIOR COBALT MINERS
    April 17, 2018
    IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE JUNIOR COBALT MINERS -- SOURCE: 04-17-18 Seeking Alpha, Matt Bohlsen - "A Look At The Junior Cobalt Miners In Early 2018" -- Summary Cobalt spot price history and some background cobalt articles. A new look at the cobalt juniors that have a chance to make it. This idea was discussed in more depth
  • CAPITAL CONTINUES TO FLOW INTO LITHIUM ASSETS AS DEMAND RISES
    April 17, 2018
    CAPITAL CONTINUES TO FLOW INTO LITHIUM ASSETS AS DEMAND RISES -- SOURCE: 04-16-18 Seeking Apha, Livio Filice - "Lithium Investing: Capital Continues To Flow Into Lithium Assets As Demand Rises" -- Summary Battery production continues to climb as automakers bring new options to market; new energy vehicle sales figures continue to rise. Barriers to mass technology deployment
  • STALLING FORD & GM PUMPING THE BRAKES ON SUPPLIERS
    April 17, 2018
    STALLING FORD & GM PUMPING THE BRAKES ON SUPPLIERS Auto-parts suppliers like Nexteer are being squeezed hard. -- SOURCE:  04-17-18 Bloomberg - "The Unappealing Story Under GM's Hood" -- Photographer: Nick Hagen/Bloomberg What's a better bet -- the car, or the parts under the hood? Investors have long believed the latter, but that may be
  • SII RETAIL – THE POST HURRICANE RETAIL SALES SHORTAGE ILLUSTRATES FURTHER 16.6M MISSING FROM LABOR FORCE
    April 17, 2018
    SII RETAIL - THE POST HURRICANE RETAIL SALES SHORTAGE ILLUSTRATES FURTHER 16.6M MISSING FROM LABOR FORCE -- SOURCE: 04-16-18 Alhambra Investments,  Jeffrey P. Snider - "The Retail Sales Shortage" -- Retail sales rose (seasonally adjusted) in March 2018 for the first time in four months. Related to last year’s big hurricanes and the distortions they produced, retail
  • INCREASINGLY MARKET OUTFLOWS ARE HEADED TOWARDS PRECIOUS METALS
    April 15, 2018
    INCREASINGLY MARKET OUTFLOWS ARE HEADED TOWARDS PRECIOUS METALS While investors fled equities (see MATASII post here & here), they rushed into "risk off" safe havens, with $1.5bn inflows to gold, $1.8bn into bonds. Of note, with equity investors suddenly getting cold feet, gold is reemerging as one of the favorite asset
  • CRACKS IN CREDIT MORE PRONOUNCED SINCE FEBRUARY VIX IMPLOSION
    April 14, 2018
    CRACKS IN CREDIT MORE PRONOUNCED SINCE FEBRUARY VIX IMPLOSION -- ABSTRACTED FROM: 03-23-18  ZeroHedge - "Retail Whiplashed By 2nd Largest ETF Outflow On Record; Longest HY Outflows Since 2007" -- According to the fund flow data, it's time to worry about credit and especially high yield, because as BofA's Michael Hartnett writes, "credit is cracking” after
  • SII: LENDERS – S&P PUTS A-RATED DEUTSCHE BANK ON CREDIT WATCH NEGATIVE
    April 12, 2018
    SII: LENDERS - S&P PUTS A-RATED DEUTSCHE BANK ON CREDIT WATCH NEGATIVE -- SOURCE: 04-12-18 ZeroHedge - "S&P Puts A- Rated Deutsche Bank On Credit Watch Negative" -- On Thursday afternoon, just days after Deutsche Bank unceremoniously fired CEO John Cryan, and replaced him with DB retail banking lifer, Christian Sewing, the bank's 6th CEO
  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON: LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A REAL ROUGH RIDE!
    April 7, 2018
    HARLEY-DAVIDSON: LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A REAL ROUGH RIDE! -- SOURCE: 04-05-18 Seeking Alpha -  "Harley-Davidson: No Reason To Get Onboard" -- Summary Harley-Davidson has reported three consecutive years of flat-to-declining sales, and guidance doesn't imply any improvements for the foreseeable future. The company is not implementing any decisive measures to
  • HERTZ HURTING UNDER THE HOOD WHILE AVIS STILL HOLDING ON
    April 7, 2018
    HERTZ HURTING UNDER THE HOOD WHILE AVIS STILL HOLDING ON -- SOURCE: 03-20-18 Forbes Magazine - David Trainer , Contributor - "Hertz Seems To Be Hurting Under The Hood" -- In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 photo signs hang in a Hertz car rental parking lot, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Investors will ignore a lot of red flags
SII: STRATEGIC INVESTMENT INSIGHTS - 2018 SII OVERVIEW

SII: STRATEGIC INVESTMENT INSIGHTS – 2017 SII OVERVIEW