I know we all want to know what other competitors think, and feeding that crave, many researches run endless surveys – what the market, rates, commodities, stocks will do at some point.
But, let’s review this logical trap:
1. no survey will cover all market players
2. even the most open survey participants might unintentionally distort their views and intentions
3. almost all participants views would be constrained by geography, style, or an asset class reflecting their mandate, or a functional expertise…
Therefore, to reflect on market intentions – you need to read the market…
That is what an objective Cross-Asset flow methodology does.