Tag Archives: Stock market correction

Diagnosing What Ails The Market

My father-in-law died of rectal melanoma, a disease so rare his doctors didn’t even know it existed.  He was diagnosed with having a rectal fissure.   He lived with some discomfort until I called him one night.  Slurring his words, he … Continue reading

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Consumer Discretionary:Staples Ratio Confirms Correction

Here are some more data confirming a stock market correction. The consumer staples ETF (XLP) began to outperform the consumer discretionary ETF (XLY) on January 25th while the S&P500 continued to move higher.   As the ratio (red time series) … Continue reading

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U.S. Equities Outperforming

Informative chart from Bespoke showing U.S. equities outperforming all major equity markets x/China in this downdraft. (click here if chart is not observable)

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S&P500: Next Stop 50-day?

We posted last week that the S&P500 could go to 1340 and then we’d reconsider our market view.  Interestingly,  today’s low on the cash S&P500 was 1340.03. We also had doubts there were enough sellers to take equities down.   It … Continue reading

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S&P500 Down First Six Days of June – Party Like It’s 1991?

The S&P500 closed 0.42 percent lower today, the sixth consecutive down day to start the month of June.   Only once in the past 60 years has the S&P started June with six straight  lower closes.   After an 18.24 percent early … Continue reading

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S&P500 Numerology

U.S. equities continued their downtrend with the S&P500 closing off 1.08 percent on the day.   The chart below illustrates how the mid-day hard sell-off in Apple took the S&P500 with it (see here for Apple’s leadership role).   The market was … Continue reading

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