Is It Time To Start Asking Again “Has NYSE Margin Debt Peaked?” by Eric Bush, Gavekal Capital
NYSE margin debt has been steadily moving higher this year as it increased over $60 billion from January to April. In May, however, margin debt declined by a little over $8 billion for the first decline in four months. Before one gets too excited, it is worth remembering that one month doesn’t make a trend. Margin debt looked as if it peaked in February 2014 before it moved sideways for 11 months and then broke out to new highs. The 1-quarter moving average of margin debt as a % of total NYSE market cap has increased to the third highest level since 2003. Net margin debt as a % of total market capitalization is at an all-time high.
Value Partners Asia ex-Japan Equity Fund has delivered a 60.7% return since its inception three years ago. In comparison, the MSCI All Counties Asia (ex-Japan) index has returned just 34% over the same period. The fund, which targets what it calls the best-in-class companies in "growth-like" areas of the market, such as information technology and Read More