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“Something is rotten in the State of Denmark” – Marcellus in Shakespeare‘s Hamlet, Act I. Well, there may be something rotten with the unemployment numbers. I know I know, the lowest unemployment rates since 2000, the lowest claims in 30+ years etc. It all speaks to an economy at full employment. That’s what we’ve been hearing for a while now. Yet, if you look under the hood things are a lot […]
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Oh he’ll never admit it of course, but let’s face reality: The ECB cut its QE program in half In January and European stocks have never been the same. It’s almost as if stock performance is somehow influenced by how much artificial liquidity is being pumped into markets. But this is not the point of the article, rather I want to highlight some technical considerations for the $DAX in particular […]
Note: This is the Daily Market Brief issued to clients on Monday March 5, 2018 before market open, outlining our market strategy and outlook for the coming week. I’m sharing it to highlight how markets can be approached analytically in context of uncertain market times and high volatility. Note: $SPX closed at 2786 on Friday. The environment remains foggy and very much unclear. We bought the weakness last Friday and […]
Markets have been so void of corrections for so long it’s no surprise most people are a bit rusty on how to navigate through the jungle. Recognize that the rules have changed for now. Where before every single dip was bought now rips are being sold and volatility is raging up and down through price ranges while bears and bulls duke it out. Still, heeding the signals, participants can take […]
The S&P 500 is internally broken. You don’t see it in price yet, but you can see it in the internals. For weeks I’ve been outlining my concerns of narrow leadership in markets including in late January before the big correction in The Narrow Rally and even this week in Tech Cracks before the resumption of weakness this week. The correction and subsequent bounces have deepened these concerns. Why? Because […]