Monthly Archives: December 2014

Daily Risk Monitor – December 23

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Ten-year view of the markets – FT

The S&P 500 has set a new all-time closing high, completing a turnaround from its 5 per cent fall earlier this month. John Authers talks to Tony Werley of JPMorgan Asset Management about predictions for the next ten years – … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – December 22

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Daily Risk Monitor – December 22

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Russell Breaking Out

The Russell 2000, this year’s laggard up 3.28 percent vs. the S&P500’s 12.45 percent,  has triggered a cup with handle breakout (or, depending on your perspective, an inverse head and shoulder).   The next level watch is its all-time high … Continue reading

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The Decline of Petrodollars

Last week we pointed out that the crash in oil prices will reduce global liquidity as the revenue of oil exporters falls dramatically. This raises an interesting question: as petrodollars come out and flows to financial markets are reduced, shrinking … Continue reading

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A new paradigm for oil? – FT

In the middle of 2014 the price of oil was more than $100 a barrel; now it is hovering near $60. The FT’s Frederick Studemann asks Energy Aspects’ Amrita Sen and FT commodities editor Neil Hume whether low prices will … Continue reading

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SPY Key Support

Note the key level of technical support on the S&P ETF, SPY, at the 195-ish area.  This is where the 50% retracement of the Oct 15 – Dec 5 rally and the 200-day moving average meet.  A move to this … Continue reading

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US Sector ETF Performance – December 16

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Daily Risk Monitor – December 16

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