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November 4, 2022 | Monday Morning Minutes

MMM Episode 90: Bundle Up! Winter Is Coming

After sharing some wise advice on staying warm to keep heating costs down, Monday Morning Minutes host Samuel Lau and guest Eric Dhall, a trader and quantitative analyst on the firm’s Cross Asset team who is subbing for Jeffrey Mayberry, review a mixed market bag and the macro news of Halloween week Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Which all serves as prelude to the Topic of the Week: the FOMC meeting and 75-bp rate hike (11:41). Sam and Eric begin by noting the real-time dynamic of this meeting, in which markets reacted as if they had received a dovish statement from the FOMC, only to run into Chair Jerome H. Powell’s quickly and consistently presented hawkish stance. The markets seemed to turn worse with each minute that passed, notes Sam. It’s the same message, Sam and Eric point out, that Powell has presented for months. Eric turns to “Game of Thrones” to translate Powell’s speech: Winter is coming. Sam and Eric go on to spotlight some of the questions fielded by Powell, whose general response was, price stability and whatever it takes (24:45).

Sam and Eric cover a down week for equities (2:09) and fixed income (3:28) while commodities received a boost from a weaker dollar (7:33) and bitcoin was up, breaking 21,000 just before the episode was recorded (8:10). On the macro front (9:49), JOLTS numbers beat expectations, denoting a supply-and demand-imbalance, and ISM Manufacturing marked its 29th straight print in expansionary territory. Looking ahead, it’s a light week (36:28) aside from the much anticipated CPI print on Thursday. This episode was recorded after market close Nov. 4, 2022.

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About the Hosts

About the Hosts

  • Jeffrey Mayberry

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Jeffrey Mayberry

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Mr. Mayberry joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives‐based and multi‐asset strategies. Mr. Mayberry is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) committee and a contributing member on our Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. He also co-hosts DoubleLine’s weekly Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcast. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Mayberry was a Senior Vice President at TCW for nine years within the Mortgage Group, where he specialized in portfolio and fund monitoring and analytics. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. in Financial Engineering from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

  • Samuel Lau

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Samuel Lau

    Macro-Asset Allocation

    Mr. Lau joined DoubleLine in 2009. He is a Strategist on the Fixed Income Asset Allocation (FIAA) Committee and a contributing member on the Global Asset Allocation and Macro committees. Mr. Lau is a Portfolio Manager on DoubleLine’s strategic commodity strategy while working in portfolio management and trading for derivatives-based and multi-asset strategies, including DoubleLine's Shiller Enhanced CAPE®, Shiller Enhanced International CAPE®, Real Estate and Income, and Multi-Asset Trend strategies. He also co-hosts the Sherman Show (Twitter @ShermanShowPod, ShermanShow@Doubleline.com) and Monday Morning Minutes (Twitter @DLineMinutes, Minutes@Doubleline.com) podcasts. Prior to DoubleLine, Mr. Lau was a Vice President at TCW where he worked under Jeffrey Gundlach as a Research Analyst in the Mortgage Group. He holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.