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Weekly Macro Themes - 22 July 2022

Here's a brief overview of the topics and charts covered in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report. I send this report out late Friday NZ time and aim to cover a good mix of macro/ideas/risk topics, across a global macro/multi-asset universe.

This week I covered the following topics/ideas:

1. Global Property Prices: Housing market valuations have surged post-pandemic, and are vulnerable to increasing macro headwinds. Housing risk outlook favors bonds vs stocks. Check out the charts that bring us to this conclusion.

2. Defensive Value: A review of our unique basket of sectors which have so far been a rare form of diversification this year in what has been a very unusual time.

3. Gold: Taking a check in on our suite of indicators for gold: flows, sentiment, positioning, FX breadth, real yields, policy pulse, allocations, valuations.

4. Gold Miners: Checking in on gold miners given the conclusions from topic 3, and adding in perspective for gold miners in absolute terms and relative (long/short vs S&P500).

5. Silver: Although sentiment/flows/positioning have taken a sharp move to the bearish side, it’s not time to turn contrarian bullish on silver yet for a number of key reasons - which we go into, as well as the next steps playbook...

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About the Weekly Macro Themes report

The "Weekly Macro Themes" is part of our institutional offering aimed at multi-asset and macro-driven portfolio managers and strategists. The report takes a chart-driven macro, fundamental and multi-factor approach; a powerful combination of cross-asset idea generation for portfolio managers, charts on key global macro trends, analysis on portfolio risks, asset allocation research, and innovative indicators, in a format that delivers a balance of brevity and depth so that you can efficiently assimilate the insights.

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