Macro Digest: There has been an equity earthquake!

Macro

Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist & CIO

What: Momentum stocks “collapsing” vs. Value stock rising – A move which is an equity earthquake

Why: US interest rates have shifted up by 20 bps to 35 bps in a few days – a highly unusual move considering that FOMC is next week and a minimum of 25 bps cut is fully priced in

Action: Creates negative bias in momentum big names (NASDAQ) – UNDERWEIGHT –   while we like OVERWEIGHT value stocks (VLUE:BATS)

Comment:
Value stocks = Banks, Mining companies & Energy mainly
Momentum = Technology, Entertainment, consumer stables

Value is cheap – dirt cheap – and now the forceful move up in US interest rates has made “models” buy value and sell momentum as value stocks is similar to being long interest rates (through banks) while rising cost of capital “destroys” high duration assets discounted capital value. Elementary, Dr. Watson?

Read: Our own Peter Garnry has been on the ball: https://www.home.saxo/insights/content-hub/articles/2019/09/11/equities-rebound-on-positive-trade-news

From Peter’s piece today….

FED expected moved over the next six quarter gone from a cut of 80 bps to now only 36 bps….

US yields moved up +25 bps last three days creating “havoc” in Momentum vs. Value

Here is outright VALUE vs. Momentum….!!!

Here we chart TLT:xnas vs VLUE:bats (SaxoTrader)

Value stock is cheap – extremely cheap:

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