A2A with Rob Kirby


2016 has begun with a bang and much of the volatility is due to global derivative exposure. With that in mind, what better time than now for another A2A webinar with bond trading and derivative expert, Rob Kirby.

Over the course of this 48-minute presentation, we tried to answer as many of your questions as possible. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The meltdown at DeutscheBank. What could be causing it and what it might foreshadow.
  • The global sovereign liquidation of treasuries and how/why rates have barely budged.
  • The "oil patch" exposure for the Canadian banks and which banks might be at most risk to collapsing oil prices.
  • The fragile nature of the current precious metal paper derivative pricing scheme and what you can do to protect yourself from its inevitable collapse.
  • And much, much more.

Thanks again to Rob for being so generous with his time today and we look forward to speaking with him again soon. His expertise is sorely needed as we all attempt to navigate this "year of consequence".



Jan 28, 2016 - 10:59pm

@s1lverbullet Re: OMG

Holy Moly! I just noticed that too! from ~118.5 to almost ~121.5 (tapping the 200 MDA) in two minutes!! Edit: Retreating back down to ~120.25 within 15 minutes or so...

TPTB don't want a poor monthly close on the dow and s&p by the looks of it, and they probably sure don't want gold and silver to look like better investments than stocks!

Apparently the BOJ has just announced negative interest rates! Could just be another rumour, like the purported, but false, Russian Saudi oil production agreement. The Nikkei is also responding as one might expect... up up and away...

Jan 28, 2016 - 10:59pm

Craig ...

what do you have for support for gold?

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:09pm

BOJ now confirming they are going down the NIRP hole

You'd think some time in the last 20 years they'd learn that none of their brilliant monetary schemes actually work. Like I can understand screwing up once or even twice but at some point you'd think they would get the memo.

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:09pm
Jan 28, 2016 - 11:10pm

Negative #s

I guess gold doesn't bottom until it is a negative # like your upcoming savings account. Jail has always been the solution.

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:10pm

This could be it

It won't be able to keep these plates turning !

Gamble looney tunes gamble

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:11pm

It may not matter much with

It may not matter much with total USDJPY and HFT-algo madness but watch the 100-day at 1107 and, of course, our old pal 1104.

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:12pm

Nucking Futs

S$P futures just gave back all the USDJPY gains. USDJPY now back under 120 and fading hard.

We need an acronym for the USDJPY like we use the POSX for the USD index. Maybe the FUBAR index? The S&P's bitch?

Jan 28, 2016 - 11:13pm

Yes, connect the dots

BoJ must know that the PBoC will continue to devalue. This, in turn, places upward pressure on the yen, as we've seen. This goes against everything the BOJ wants and has worked for...so...what do they do? They attempt to beat the Chinese to the punch! The formalize NIRP in the effort to re-ignite yen weakness.

Danforth Coxwell
Jan 28, 2016 - 11:22pm

I wonder how the CSI 300 will…...

react when they reopen after lunch.

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