By Mark Cudmore, former Lehman trader and current Bloomberg macro strategist and commentatorOne Thing Central Banks Can’t Protect Traders FromEquities are on a tear higher for valid fundamental reasons. Let’s address why some widespread concerns are misguided and then highlight one reason to genuinely worry. A combination of FOMO (fear of missing out) and wishful thinking encourage underinvested punters to constantly suggest stock markets are about to crash in cataclysmic style.
A pedestrian carries an ANC flag during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, on Sunday, Dec. 17. Move over bitcoin and Brexit. Emerging markets are grabbing some of the limelight. In a surprising start to the last full week before the Christmas break, traders found themselves reacting to a flurry of elections from South Africa to India and Chile, pushing aside the more predictable fare of recent months.
Markets are handing rosy returns to optimists as well as pessimists. History tells us it ain’t going to last. The march higher in global stocks this year is being tracked by rallies in gold, the yen and bonds -- traditional haven assets. There are plenty of reasons being cautious is paying off: politics in Washington is fractured, tension on the Korean peninsula is rising and worries have revived about low U.S. inflation.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".