Rising Rate Environment Meets Market Reflexivity

Almost nothing looked good yesterday & the market was off a couple percent across the board, giving a third straight down day. Longer duration bonds have pulled back from recent highs, with the market suggesting the Fed won’t hike many more times this cycle. something happened October 3rd when Powell said the US was “still […]

Zillow Premier Agent Business Model Shift

Apparently, we are once again deep into FOMO: “We’ve had clients across the board call in and ask where to put their money,” said Tom Stringfellow, president and chief investment officer of San Antonio-based Frost Investment Advisors. “Investors aren’t making any mass movement trying to get out of the markets, but they’re really looking for […]

CEO Kicked Out – An Obvious Trade Set Up

I’ve been (slowly) reading Ken Auletta’s book Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else). In the book WPP’s former head & roll up founder Martin Sorrell is regularly featured. He was consistently highlighted in the media as one of the highest paid executives in the world & even when his pay “plunged” […]