About The Macro Market Monitor

Explores resource, commodity and currency market influences on stocks and the economy. Like the effect of the moon on the tides, different asset classes and markets exert an influence on one another. The trick is in knowing what is leading and what is obediently following behind. As emerging markets and economies have grown, so has their influence on larger developed markets. Currency movements have the potential to lead stocks. And as we have learned in the last two years, all asset classes fall into lockstep when crisis strikes. One of the most powerful lessons we have been forced to re-learn is that traditional portfolio theory will let you down when you need it most.  <o:p></o:p>

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Each month we separate leaders from laggards, explore how the relationships between various markets are changing and how to profit from it. For example, find out when gold stocks are outperforming the metal, when oil stocks offer the greatest probability of rising or falling and which energy groups provide the best value and momentum potential.   <o:p></o:p>