Press Release

March 2016

Market Securities

Global Macroeconomic Research

March 2016

Bloomberg Rankings

Top Forecasters of the Euro-Zone Economy Q4 2015
As of: January 1, 2016

March 2016

Bloomberg Rankings

Top Forecasters of the Euro-Zone Economy Q4 2015
As of: January 1, 2016

February 2016

Bloomberg Brief | Economics Europe

GUEST COMMENTARY BY CHRISTOPHE BARRAUD OF MARKET SECURITIES
China’s Slowdown: A Step Toward Trade Wars and Deglobalization

January 2016

Bloomberg Business

Euro-Area Inflation Accelerates in Breather for ECB’s Draghi

January 2016

WBPonline.com

US Preview: More Gloom in Business Investment Orders; Claims at Key Level

January 2016

Le Monde, Économie

Etats-Unis : un marché de l’emploi toujours solide

November 2015

Bloomberg Brief | Economics Europe

GUEST COMMENTARY BY CHRISTOPHE BARRAUD OF MARKET SECURITIES
Paul Day, chief strategist at Market Securities told CNBC that Friday’s consumer confidence data was “hardly euphoric.”

August 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of August 1, 2013 for the two years ended June 2013

July 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of August 1, 2013 for the two years ended June 2013

June 2013

UK Economy: Pre-Crisis Levels to Remain Elusive

Paul Day, chief strategist at Market Securities told CNBC that Friday’s consumer confidence data was “hardly euphoric.”

June 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of June 1, 2013 for the two years ended April 2013

May 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of May 1, 2013 for the two years ended March 2013

April 2013

Existing U.S. Home Sales Fall on Limited Inventory: Economy

“Despite some little turbulence, the residential housing market is still improving,” said Christophe Barraud, an economist at Market Securities-Kyte Group in Paris, who correctly forecast the rate of purchases.

April 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of April 1, 2013 for the two years ended January 2013

March 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of March 1, 2013 for the two years ended January 2013

March 2013

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Climb by Most Since June 2006

“The housing market keeps on recovering,” said Christophe Barraud, an economist at Market Securities-Kyte Group in Paris. He correctly projected the January gain and is the third-best forecaster of home prices in the past two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. “Interest rates are staying low, which means more first-time homebuyers.”

March 2013

Job-Hunt Time Shrinks in U.S. From Record High

“Europe’s labor nimbleness, by contrast, has been held back by restrictions on firing and by work rules such as limits on weekly hours, said Christophe Barraud, an economist and strategist with Market Securities-Kyte Group in Paris, who was the top-ranked forecaster of the U.S. economy for the two years ended in December, according to the Bloomberg forecaster data. The U.S. is “one of the most flexible markets in the world and very far from some European markets like France,” he said.”

February 2013

Paris-to-Frankfurt Forecasters Beat Wall Street Record

“Five of the eight most accurate forecasters of the U.S. economy in the two years ended in December were outside the U.S., according to data compiled by Bloomberg. They were led by Christophe Barraud, of Market Securities-Kyte Group in Paris, who studied economics in France and has never visited the U.S.”

February 2013

Wholesale Prices in U.S. Rise 0.2% on Higher Food Costs

“Inflation should be contained in the near-term,” said Christophe Barraud, an economist at Market Securities-Kyte Group in Paris. The second-best forecaster of wholesale prices in the past two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, said he doesn’t see “a rise in demand coming from the U.S. or Europe that would lead to much higher prices. Inflation is well below the Fed’s target, and that’s why the Fed is not worried today.”

February 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world AGAIN

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of February 1, 2013 for the two years ended December

January 2013

American Companies Are Poised to Boost Capital Spending

“Companies’ expectations should pick up in the second half of 2013 and business spending should accelerate,” said Christophe Barraud, an economist and strategist at Market Securities-Kyte Group.

January 2013

Bloomberg Ranking: Market Securities at the top of the world

BLOOMBERG RANKINGS
TOP FORECASTERS OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
As of December 1, 2012 for the two years ended October

October 2012

Forex focus: highs and lows of the currency see-saw

This is not necessarily bad news for the dollar. “Political uncertainty in the world’s greatest superpower is always going to be a recipe for volatility,” says Vimal Popat of Market Securities.

October 2012

Forex focus: ECB’s pledges could be a double-edged sword

The euro crisis is far from over, says Vimal Popat of Market Securities: “It certainly wasn’t the game-changer that the market now expects each time the ECB has something to say, but it is a move in the right direction. On balance however, there are dark skies ahead and the euro is likely to weaken.”

August 2012

Forex focus: no escape for UK as the eurozone suffers

“September should prove to be a pivotal month as the ESM comes in to play at about the same time as Greece would technically become insolvent,”notes Vimal Popat of Market Securities.

August 2012

Forex focus: China needs West more than the other way round

Vimal Popat of Market Securities says: China is the EU’s second biggest trading partner but the EU is China’s biggest trading partner and let’s not forget, a huge portion of China’s FX reserves (approx 25pc) are held in euros. Therefore, it’s almost a given that China needs to support the EU to maintain strength in its own economy.”

June 2012

U.K. Stocks Slide to Six-Month Low on Manufacturing Data

“This is a terrible figure and this undoubtedly raises expectations of an intervention from the Federal Reserve in the form of quantitative easing,” said Stephane Ekolo, chief European strategist at Market Securities in London. “That said, if we need to solely rely on central banks to get any better, that somehow demonstrates how deeply our economies and markets are ill.”

June 2012

Job Gains Trailing Forecasts Add to U.S. Slowdown Concern

“It’s very possible that hiring was pulled forward” due to a mild January and February, said Christophe Barraud, an economist and strategist at Market Securities Paris LLP, who correctly forecast April payrolls. “This report is not good, but we have to wait for the next one to see if the real trend is actually decelerating.”

January 2012

Euro Drops as ECB Said to Oppose Greek Debt Loss

“We could be at some kind of long-term turning point on dollar-yen, although I think it might turn like an ocean liner rather than a speed boat,” said Paul Day, chief strategist at Market Securities in London.