Every morning, we run The Narrative Machine on the past 24 hours worth of financial media to find the most on-narrative (i.e. interconnected and central) stories in financial media. It’s not a list of best articles or articles we think are most interesting … often far from it.
But for whatever reason these are articles that are representative of some sort of chord that has been struck in Narrative-world.
May 8, 2019 Narrative Map – US Equities
Frequent readers will be familiar with our three recurring trade and tariffs arguments:
- The narrative on tariffs has been complacent for the last several months – coherent and positive. Investors who have a contrarian (read: negative) view of outcomes could benefit from the resulting asymmetry.
- If it ends up as a major market event, it is likely that traditional diversification techniques continue to work like they have historically (i.e not a ‘new’ zeitgeist).
- We don’t think anyone should be in the business of having those contrarian OR consensus views on the topic, because it’s a GAME OF CHICKEN. You don’t know the odds, because there aren’t any.
None of that has stopped financial media from updating their assessments of the odds on a daily basis, of course.
These are the sectors that worry Wall Street analysts the most if there’s a US-China trade war [CNBC]
None of that has stopped the sell side from pushing new ways to play the odds, either.
Goldman Sachs – Hardline Retail Stocks
UBS – Softline Retail Stocks
Cowen – Chemical Stocks
Credit Suisse – Auto Parts Stocks
Bank of America – Automobile Stocks
Needham – Semiconductor Stocks
Baird – Chemical Stocks
Let’s get trading, fellow muppets!
Data Gumbo Secures $6M in Series A Funding from Venture Arms of Leading International Oil & Gas Companies [Press Release]
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Data Gumbo Corp., a Houston-based technology company that has developed a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform to streamline smart contracts management for industrial customers, announced today completing a $6M Series A equity funding round co-led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, and Equinor Technology Ventures, the venture subsidiary of Equinor, Norway’s leading energy operator.
The Widening Gyre is only beginning.
And this is how it widens – as always, with the best intentions.
What is dead may never die.