Category Archives: Equity

Doji City At The 200-day

Total indecision in the S&P 500 price action at the 200-day moving average. Very similar to past short-term peaks but if it were that easy,  we’d all be eating caviar on our yachts. Impressive that market doesn’t break.  No sellers. … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 17

From the great Jason Zweig January 17: 1991: As the U.S. military blasts Baghdad and Kuwait, driving back Saddam Husseins invading troops, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shoots up 4.6% to close at 2623.51. http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/datesjan.htm; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/cron; http://www.desert-storm.com/War/chronology.html; http://averages.dowjones.com   1946: Slow down, … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 16

From the great Jason Zweig January 16: 1991: The Persian Gulf war begins (at 7 p.m., Eastern Time) as the U.S. transforms Operation Desert Shield into Operation Desert Storm by launching its aerial bombardment of Baghdad and Kuwait. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2000/n08082000_20008088.html; http://www.desert-storm.com/War/chronology.htmlContinue reading

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The S&P Is In Doji City – Key Short-term Levels

What a Dragonfly Doji Indicates When it forms at the bottom of a downtrend, the dragonfly doji is considered a reliable indication of trend reversal. This is because the price hit a support level during the trading day, hinting that sellers … Continue reading

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Crude Testing Critical Support…Will Stocks Follow?

The near WTI futures price is down 21 percent since peaking on October 3rd as traders front ran the Iranian oil sanctions, which went in to place this week.   Fearing spiking oil prices, the U.S. granted waivers to eight of … Continue reading

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Why The 2018 Stock Market Corrections Are Different

Just a quick note and some data to bolster our last post and concern that Treasury yields are not coming in  during this stock market correction. The table illustrates that the this year’s two S&P 10 percent corrections have coincided … Continue reading

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Tail Event Day: -3.29% S&P500 and +1.7 bps 10-year Yield

Something is rotten in the U.S. bond market, which is irritating the stock market, to say, the very least. Today’s 3.29 percent flop in the S&P500, coupled with a 1.7 bps rise in the 10-year yield, is very rare, and … Continue reading

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Asset Prices Divorced From Economic Reality More Than Ever

You would never know it listening to the market cheerleaders but asset prices, both real and financial, are, once again, at extreme valuation levels relative to the trend economy.  The valuation reality coupled with the prevailing, but false, “don’t worry” … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Wile E. Coyote Moments…

The stimulus “is going to hit the economy in a big way this year and next year, and then in 2020 Wile E. Coyote is going to go off the cliff,” Bernanke said, referring to the hapless character in the … Continue reading

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President Reagan On The ’87 Stock Market Crash

President Reagan certainly understood the nature of markets. That is they do whatever they are going to do, sometimes without a fundamental rhyme or reason.   Very different from the current occupant of the White House who seems to think every … Continue reading

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