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GORDON T LONG Market Research & Analytics: SYNTHESIS & FOCUS

Through extensive research, and his process of Abstraction  & Synthesis, Gordon delivers frank perspectives on global macro-economics and insightful conclusions not found in mainstream commentaries.

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MACRO ANALYTICS

SYNTHESIS & FOCUS

  • CORPORATE FUNDAMENTALS DISCONNECTED WITH ‘BAKED-IN” FUTURE REALITY
    April 5, 2019
    CORPORATE FUNDAMENTALS DISCONNECTED WITH 'BAKED-IN" FUTURE REALITY MATASII RESEARCH ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS:  The problem with current Corporate Fundamentals is: 1- RISING LABOR COSTS & LOST PRICING POWER A big part of the past decade’s spike in corporate profits came at the expense of
  • GLOBAL CDS – WINNERS & LOSERS
    April 4, 2019
    GLOBAL CDS - WINNERS & LOSERS -- MATASII RESEARCH ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS -- These tables show the largest 25 companies, ranked by market cap & credit default swap spreads, as well as the most  creditworthy countries. CORPORATION 17bps: the CDS of the "safest" company in the world,
  • GLOBAL DEBT TOPS $244.2T, CRITICALLY EXCEEDING 3X GLOBAL GDP
    April 2, 2019
    GLOBAL DEBT TOPS $244.2T, CRITICALLY EXCEEDING 3X GLOBAL GDP -- MATASII RESEARCH ANALYSIS & SYNTHESIS -- As of Q3 2018 global debt equaled $244.2T, equivalent to 318% of world GDP. This is nearly 3X Global GDP.   While debt is at a record high, interest rates are close to record lows (via
  • CHINA JUST BORROWED 5% OF GDP IN ONE MONTH – COMPARABLE ONLY TO WWII LEVELS
    February 20, 2019
    CHINA JUST BORROWED 5% OF GDP IN ONE MONTH - COMPARABLE ONLY TO WWII LEVELS A PUBLIC SOURCED ARTICLE FOR MATASII (SUBSCRIBERS & PUBLIC ACCESS) READERS  REFERENCE MATASII SYNTHESIS: Rabobank strategist, Michael Every via ZH China’s PPI data said it is sliding into deflation again - and
  • WITH RISING LABOR RATES IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME: MAJOR CONSUMER BRANDS HAVE BEGUN RAISING PRICES
    February 15, 2019
    WITH RISING LABOR RATES IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME: MAJOR CONSUMER BRANDS HAVE BEGUN RAISING PRICES A PUBLIC SOURCED ARTICLE FOR MATASII (SUBSCRIBERS & PUBLIC ACCESS) READERS  REFERENCE MATASII SYNTHESIS: The WSJ and others are reporting on rising prices from Diapers & Clorox to Cat
  • MATASII JANUARY 2019 NOTES: THE GLOBAL BOND BUBBLE
    February 10, 2019
    MATASII JANUARY 2019 NOTES: THE GLOBAL BOND BUBBLE A PUBLIC SOURCED ARTICLE FOR MATASII (SUBSCRIBERS & PUBLIC ACCESS) READERS  REFERENCE MATASII SYNTHESIS: Companies "don’t go and distribute cash to their shareholders in the form of buybacks or dividends if they have good investments to
  • QE HAS PRIMARILY DRIVEN VALUATIONS VIA PE EXPANSION SINCE 2012
    January 23, 2019
    QE HAS PRIMARILY DRIVEN VALUATIONS VIA PE EXPANSION SINCE 2012 A PUBLIC SOURCED ARTICLE FOR MATASII (SUBSCRIBERS & PUBLIC ACCESS) READERS  REFERENCE   Below are some key slides on Global Stock Market Valuations we at MATASII selected from SocGen's recent Global Strategy Presentation
  • WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE BOND MARKET FROM OUR ‘THESIS 2019: DE-DOLLARIZATION’ PAPER
    January 21, 2019
    WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE BOND MARKET FROM OUR 'THESIS 2019: DE-DOLLARIZATION' PAPER There is a shock soon coming to the unprepared! This chart best illustrates what it means to the equity and bond markets. The 10Y UST is already signalling a reversal is in the cards. INVESTMENT
  • DOES THE MARKET HAVE LEGS? PRIVATE EQUITY MAY SHOW THE WAY!
    January 8, 2019
    DOES THE MARKET HAVE LEGS? PRIVATE EQUITY MAY SHOW THE WAY! The market is reacting to late-cycle expectations in the Credit Markets.  Widening HY Spreads, investors pulling money from Leveraged Loans and CLO (Collateralized Loan Obligations) worries of  an IG "BBB"  downgrade wave all are
  • MATASII JANUARY 2019 SYNTHESIS NOTES: FLOWS & LIQUIDITY
    January 5, 2019
    MATASII JANUARY 2019 SYNTHESIS NOTES: FLOWS & LIQUIDITY   FLOWS & LIQUIDITY ARE A DOWNSTREAM ELEMENT OF A SELF REINFORCING FEEDBACK LOOP PRESENTLY UNDERWAY   WE HAVE AN ALARMING NEGATIVE REINFORCING FEEDBACK LOOP BETWEEN LIQUIDITY, VOLUME & VOLATILITY Liquidity has become to a