MACRO INSIGHT: Stay Out Of Europe's Way?

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MACRO INSIGHT: Stay Out Of Europe's Way? - z italy

Are European Equities undergoing what we call a Bullish-to-Bearish TREND Phase Transition?

 

Since:

 

A) We have slower-for-longer estimates for real European GDP growth than consensus for 2H of 2015

 

and

 

B) My risk management signal says this recent 3-month breakdown (TREND duration signals) is real – for now my answer is yes.

 

To review some key European Equity market TREND levels that have broken:

 

1. German DAX = 11,375

2. French CAC = 4,780

3. Spanish IBEX = 11,199

 

MACRO INSIGHT: Stay Out Of Europe's Way? - zz 06.29.15 chart 

 

Implied by those signals (since I have price, volume, and volatility calculated within each) is RISING VOLUME (on down days) and RISING VOLATILITY in terms of how I measure it within my immediate-term risk range #process.

 

The other obvious thing the manic-financial-media tends to miss when its pundits navel gaze at equity indices being “off the lows” is cross-asset-class risk management correlations and signals.

 

Look at this morning’s move in Global Bond Yields, for example…

 

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