June saw positive performance in catalyst strategy while algorithmic strategies were slightly negative
The catalyst strategy outperformed the broader index and was in line with the key benchmark. Despite some intra month volatility, overall our positions’ previous month gains remained unaffected. On an individual basis, we saw some positions react to catalyst related news, but our overall portfolio positioning and adjustments dampened any affect to returns. We attributed […]
Toshiba resumes talks for sale of microchip business
Toshiba continues to struggle in the sale of its microchip business to shore up its financials. After failing to reach a final agreement with a consortium of buyers, the company has again returned to offer up its business unit for the auction block. Read article.
Prime day saw a 60% increase in sales YoY
The 30 hour Prime day event saw a 60% increase in sales YoY with prime members making purchases growing by 50%. Sales surpassed any single day in Amazon history including Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Read article.
China posts better than expected trade date for June
China trade data for June was better than expected indicating stronger than expected global demand for Chinese goods and domestic consumption of construction materials. However looking to the second half of the year concerns remain on the potential of trade tensions with the US and other geopolitical risks weighing on global demand. Read article.