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CHART OF THE DAY: What The Fed's December Rate Hike Did To High Yield Spreads

Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt and chart from today's Early Look written by Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough. Click here to learn more.

 

"... How about the credit cycle? Oh right – another true but unimportant factor for weekly chart-chasers to consider until it matters again… What happened to High Yield Spreads last time (i.e. the only time in modern history) that the Fed tightened into a slow-down?"

 

CHART OF THE DAY: What The Fed's December Rate Hike Did To High Yield Spreads  - 06.02.16 EL Chart


Cartoon of the Day: Blind Faith

Cartoon of the Day: Blind Faith - Fed Hike cartoon 06.01.2016

 

The Yellen Fed seems oblivious to the idea that they are considering hiking rates into an economic slowdown. 


Capital Brief: Trump's Fundraising Shortfall... & Sanders Big Win In CA?

Takeaway: Trump Trailing - Badly; Not All That Glitters Is Gold; Libertarian Limelight

Capital Brief: Trump's Fundraising Shortfall... & Sanders Big Win In CA? - capital brief

 

Editor's Note: Below is a brief excerpt from Hedgeye Potomac Chief Political Strategist JT Taylor's Capital Brief sent to institutional clients each morning. For more information on how you can access our institutional research please email sales@hedgeye.com.

TRUMP TRAILING - BADLY

Capital Brief: Trump's Fundraising Shortfall... & Sanders Big Win In CA? - trump forward

 

Trump did not actively solicit donations during the primary election, but has softened his position after finding himself well behind on that front. The problem comes down to shortfalls in fundraising and boots on the ground - without one, you can’t have the other.

 

Republicans have only a fraction of the money they had 2008 and 2012, and less of an infrastructure than their counterparts. While he’s certainly learning on the fly, he’ll soon appreciate the fact that you can’t win a general election the same way you won the primary.

NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD

Capital Brief: Trump's Fundraising Shortfall... & Sanders Big Win In CA? - bern

 

Bernie Sanders continues to hold massive rallies in CA ahead of next Tuesday’s primary. If Sanders can pull off the win next week, it should be a huge momentum boost, but where does it carry him given that primary season will be over that day (with the exception of DC on June 13)?

 

A win for Sanders could only weaken Clinton, especially after she grabbed CA Governor Jerry Brown’s endorsement yesterday. The outcome is sure to be close, but when June 8th rolls around and Clinton is well over the delegate count, either the flame will be snuffed out of the Sanders campaign or his scorched earth tactics will continue all the way to the Democratic convention in late July. 

LIBERTARIAN LIMELIGHT 

The Libertarian party has recently drawn more attention this election due to voters seeking alternatives to likely presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Now with former NM Governor Gary Johnson locking up the Libertarian party’s presidential nomination along with former MA Governor Bill Weld as his running mate, expect the Libertarian duo to pull votes from presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

 

Looks like a third party run may come back to bite Trump – and that doesn’t even include the potential entry of an Independent party candidate being recruited by conservatives - David French (yes, who?) is considering jumping into the fray.


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McMonigle At OPEC Meeting: Why $50 Oil Is Likely Temporary

Hedgeye Potomac Research Group's Joe McMonigle is in Vienna, Austria where OPEC is set to meet tomorrow. He tells BNN why the mood is much lighter this time compared to Doha, why $50 oil is likely temporary and his expectations for OPEC's production talks.

 

Click image below to watch the full interview.

McMonigle At OPEC Meeting: Why $50 Oil Is Likely Temporary - z bnn


The Slow Slide In Global Bond Yields & What It Means

Takeaway: Global bond yields hit new lows this morning nailing our #GrowthSlowing call.

The Slow Slide In Global Bond Yields & What It Means - bond yields

Get that Global Growth is Slowing?

 

Global bond yields do. Here's analysis via Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough in a note sent to subscribers earlier this morning:

 

"Around the world (Swiss 10yr yield hitting new lows this am at -0.40%), long-term yields have had #TheCycle right from a GDP #GrowthSlowing perspective – question now is, with the Fed “probably” raising rates in June/July, what do we do with our league leading positions in Long-Term Bonds, Munis, Utes, etc? I say it’s time to book some gains and enjoy the summer – we can always buy them back."

 

Below is a chart of the direction of global bond yields (indexed to 100) and what they've done in the past year:

 

The Slow Slide In Global Bond Yields & What It Means - 6 1 10yr yield


OPEC Insight | McMonigle: Saudis May Seek Oil Policy Change In 2017

Hedgeye Potomac Senior Energy Policy Analyst Joe McMonigle is on the ground in Vienna ahead of tomorrow's OPEC meeting. In the interview below with Leslie Hayward from Energy Fuse, McMonigle provides key insights ahead of the meeting and discusses why Saudi Arabia may seek an OPEC oil policy change in 2017.

 

Click below to watch.


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