Marcelo Perez

Marcelo Perez

Marcelo started his career in the finance and investment industry in 2005. He was briefly employed with Washington Mutual before taking a position with Citi/SmithBarney. Once there, Marcelo soon realized that the business practices employed at the big financial conglomerates were not of his taste, nor in his nature, so he decided to join a conflict-free investment advisory firm. He has since made a home at Alhambra Investments as a Registered Investment Advisor. Marcelo graduated from Florida International University in 2008 with a degree in Finance, and has over 8 years of trading and investment experience. His company is a global investment adviser, hence potential Swiss clients should not hesitate to contact AIP

Articles by Marcelo Perez

Monthly Macro Monitor: Doom & Gloom, Good Grief

Economic Growth & Investment, October 2019

When I first got in this business oh so many years ago, my mentor told me that I shouldn’t waste my time worrying about the things everyone else was worrying about. As I’ve related in these missives before, he called those things “well worried”. His point was that once everyone was aware of something it was priced into the market and not worth your time.

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Bloomberg Interview with Jeffrey Snider

Why Eurodollars Might Be Key to the Market Sell-Off (Podcast). There’s a huge market out there that doesn’t get much attention: Eurodollars. These have nothing to do with the euro-dollar exchange rate. Instead, eurodollars are U.S. dollar-denominated deposits at foreign banks and overseas branches of American banks.

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Monthly Macro Monitor – September

Economic Growth & Investment September 20

This has already been one of the longest economic expansions on record for the US and there is little in the data or markets to indicate that is about to come to an end. Current levels of the yield curve are comparable to late 2005 in the last cycle. It was almost two years later before we even had an inkling of a problem and even in the summer of 2008 – nearly three years later – there was still a robust debate about whether the US could avoid recession. The answer was, of course, no but we didn’t know that for sure until Lehman failed in September of 2008. 

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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: Growth Expectations Break Out?

Economic Growth & Investment

There are a lot of reasons why interest rates may have risen recently. The federal government is expected to post a larger deficit this year – and in future years – due to the tax cuts. Further exacerbating those concerns is the ongoing shrinkage of the Fed’s balance sheet. Increased supply and potentially decreased demand is not a recipe for higher prices. In addition, there is some fear that the ongoing trade disputes may impact foreign demand for Treasuries.

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Forget It, China’s Not Booming

Jeffrey Snider, head of global investment research at Alhambra Investments, says China is in fact not growing rapidly, which sounds disheartening for commodity investors. He reckons a crucial investment metric has weakened, pointing to slower economic expansion.

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