When you buy Russian and the ruble you are taking on the equity risk and the Ruble risk. Is there a chance better relations between US/Russia lead to lower sanctions/better growth in Russia? Yes, but what about the corruption rife in their system...does a US investor actually get any dividends/profits or does that just go straight to the oligarchs?
How tight a...
FNMA and FNMAS each had great weeks. Not surprising they close off the highs as long suffering investors take some profits. Still a long way from dividends being restored on preferred and capital build on common (but maybe not, you never know). At these levels preferred might make more sense than common. Either way undeniably positive news ... if it pulls back to...
Here's a weekly look at where GBP/JPY has reversed in the past. I like this level. A stop should be used (If it moves past 145, the trade is all wrong). G/J can move quick in either direction. Keep position size small.
On a more fundamental note: What is with these two countries...competitive devaluation?
Seems like something to watch... optimism around higher rates and repeal of Dodd Frank has regional banks outperforming a ton. Shorting some of the highflying regional banks vs. the big boys might be in order. Here is showing ETF vs. ETF, however a basket of the highest flying names vs. going long XLF and/or KRE might make for a better trade.
For those that believe in Trend lines, this could be an interesting one. A former IBD beauty queen is back down to support(??) here. Could be worth a shot long with fairly tight stop below $28 for a decent risk/reward trade. Btw, first TradingView idea, so I may need to modify this if the chart doesn't come through correctly (Weekly only).