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Weekly Macro Themes - 14 Aug 2020

Here's an overview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report (the flagship report of our institutional research service)

This week we covered the following topics/ideas:

1. US Dollar: Wary of the possibility for a bounce given the shift in sentiment and technicals, but given valuations, longer term cycles, and the trend in yield support; remain medium-term bearish.

2. US Treasuries: Given the shift in sentiment, technicals, macro indicators, and the forward looking/leading indicators, it’s quite possible we’ve already seen the low point in US 10yr yields.

3. Gold: With a credible case for near-term upside risk in real yields, and with sentiment indicators flashing warning signs, the correction in gold could have further to go.

4. Crude Oil: Short-term mixed (technicals, sentiment and positioning, seasonality), medium/longer-term bullish (expected supply tailwinds, and demand normalization).

5. EM ex-Asia (FX): EM ex-Asia FX looks cheap relative to history and relative to EM Asia; thus expect FX to be a medium-term tailwind for EM ex-Asia equities.

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