Key takeaways from the leaked DJI Inspire 1 video

by finansakrobat


UPDATE: Before I had a chance to publish, that video was taken private. 

So the secret is fully out. The major release by DJI in 5 hours will be this drone. 

Regardless of this, I'll be watching the live webcast. It's here.

The leaked video:

This footage was not uploaded by me, so it might disappear quickly. 

It shows a drone that appears to be even better at photography, since the legs appear to elevate once it's in the air. As demonstrated 6:55 into the video: 

Secondly, it appears that the camera is propriatory, and it does not appear to possible to mount those sweet Gopro 4Ks. Most likely there will be two different models, one with the stock camera, one with no gimbal and no camera. 

It appears that the communication system has been updated. I've never seen anyone use an iPad, and it appears to be connected with a wire. 

Anything to make it easier to set up this thing, I'm in support of. 

Lastly, I think it's a bit bigger than the Phantom 2, which means more weight, more stability. 

It looks excellent. Hopefully it's priced like the Phantom. But likely it's priced a bit higher. 


Sebastian Galy on the EURUSD pain trade

by finansakrobat


If you're not getting updates from Societe Generale's Sebastian Galy, you should be. Contanct him on Twitter or something: @sebastiangaly (follow him anway). 

This is from his latest note: 

By analyzing tick-level data, we find that the pain trade in long EUR/USD starts at around 4am and ends at 10.30am except on Fed decision days. Economic data releases generate virtually all the moderate minute-by-minute shocks, but their impact over the following 10 to 100 minutes is a function of flows amplifying the moves either by adding positions or being sharply squeezed out. EUR/USD saw some quite pronounced downward trends as foreign investors were squeezed out of the eurozone by the ECB’s negative interest rate. There is little indication that the pain is over either, judging by the length of downward moves or previous analysis of reserve manager positioning.