Bonjour, As you may already know I’ve left Louis Capital Markets. It was a great experience. I’ve met great people and made good friends. I’m now off to new adventures which may not involve as much surfing, cycling or skiing as I could wish for, but I know they’ll be great. Please keep in touch. […]


Bonjour, Asian stocks are mixed in morning trade. As expected, the BoJ left policy unchanged. The yen weakened after the release, which caused the Nikkei to jump from around +1% to +2%. The Australian market is flat as earnings season ramps up. Greater Chinese markets are lower after the PBoC unexpectedly removed CNY48B of liquidity. […]

Bonjour, Asian equity markets traded higher to begin the week, following a strong US overnight lead from Friday. Data was in focus today as China reported January lending data over the weekend and Japan came out with preliminary GDP numbers this morning. Credit growth in China came in higher than expectations for January. The data […]

Bonjour, US equities finished narrowly mixed in fairly uneventful trading on Wednesday. The political backdrop improved today as the House and Senate both passed clean debt ceiling bills. The earnings calendar drove some notable stock specific moves today, though aggregate takeaways were limited, as is typically the case in the latter stages of earning season. […]

Bonjour, US equities finished sharply higher on Tuesday. The market seems happy with the new Fed Chair Yellen testimony as they were no sursprises. In addition, a number of the other dynamics are positive for stocks, including oversold conditions, position and sentiment resets, the impact of weather on US recovery momentum and favorable Q4 earnings […]

Bonjour, US equities finished slightly higher on Monday. Activity remained subdued throughout the day, marking a stark contrast from the volatility of last week. With little macro news to drive markets today, investors were seemingly awaiting Janet Yellen’s first Congressional testimony today to provide some direction. It was also a fairly quiet day on the […]

Bonjour, Markets in Asia are generally higher this morning. The quarterly monetary policy statement from the PBOC reiterated its intent to keep policy stable in the coming year however noted that interest rate volatility should remain. Chinese automakers are leading the China market after news of a subsidiary extension for electric cars. The Japanese current […]

Ciao, Seemed like a long week… US equities finished higher on Thursday with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage gain since 18-Dec. Despite the magnitude of the move, there did not seem to be any meaningful drivers behind today’s price action. While monetary policy grabbed a lot of headlines today, commentary from both […]

Bonjour, US equities finished lower on Wednesday. Activity in emerging markets was relatively quiet. Two regional Fed officials voiced their support for a continuation in QE tapering, while US economic data was largely uneventful. Additional near-term direction for both tapering and recovery momentum expectations is expected to come Friday’s release of January nonfarm payrolls. Materials, […]

Bonjour, Economic data released this morning and over the weekend provided a dimmed sentiment in Asia this morning. China’s official PMI data came out over the weekend and weighed on the whole region; the data came in at 50.5, weaker than last month’s and fueling concerns of an economic slowdown in China. China, Hong Kong, […]