Weekly Capital Markets Technical Analysis Summary: June-2-2017

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Stocks: US Equity indexes continued to make new highs, with exception of the Transports which are attempting a key bullish reversal after a recent price correction. Russell-2000 small caps also failed to achieve a new high and may be encountering some resistance. Lately, the real standout has been the interest rate sensitive Utilities index, which cleared […]

Party for the Trump Rally Just Getting Started

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Market Condition   Commentary Analysis Technicals The SP-500 (SPY) has made 5 new consecutive highs since its breakout from a short-term period of consolidation. The trend remains bullish and has assumed a parabolic character by piercing through the resistance of its upper channel. At some point soon, I anticipate the SPY to pull back within […]

With Nothing Sticking to Trump, Stock Sellers Refuse to Dump

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Market Condition   Market Commentary One thing to note is that for all the instability and uncertainty created by the Trump administration’s first month in office, the markets have been anything but this. Instead, they have exhibited remarkable resilience as US stocks continue trending upward. One can throw just about any shit imaginable at POTUS […]

SP-500 Weekly Percent Change Leaders and Laggards

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  This week’s top percentage gainers for the sP-500 were well represented by the Technology sector, e.g. Seagate (STX), Micron Technology (MU), and Nvidia (NVDA). Consumer Discretionary stocks were another source of  strong performance, mainly coming from the leisure and travel industries, e.g.Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL); and housing related industries, e.g. […]

Weekly Investment Markets Performance Summary: January-27-2017

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Below is our weekly market summary and performance report for indexes representing the major asset classes. (See below)   For equities, this week’s top performers were the Dow Transports and the technology-weighted Nasdaq-100. However, all of the broad stock market indexes are exhibiting remarkable price resiliency as their Relative Strength (RS) rankings are all well […]

Despite Fed’s “Last Call”, US Stocks Advance On ECB’s QE After-Party

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Investment Market Commentary US stocks continued advancing despite the Fed’s having given several “last calls” in preparation to shut down this party. The Dow-30 Industrials (DIA), SP-500 (SPY), and Russell-2000 (IWM) made new record highs and the Nasdaq-100 (QQQ) finished just 0.13% within breaking its on […]

No Regrets: Edward Snowden’s Latest Interview From Russia

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Edward Snowden gives his latest interview from Russia, discussing implications of President Elect Donald Trump and what it means for America going forward, in addition to American politics in general. “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear…. Arguing about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying […]

High P/E Market Valuations Misleading Trump’s Chumps

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Investment Market Commentary Comments will be somewhat brief as I have supplemented Thursday’s report with charts and data. Today I will address the high P/E market valuations, which I believe may be misleading US stock investors into being Trump’s chumps. First, here is a nutshell summary of […]