View From the Hill: It’s All Fun and Games Until…

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Going into the weekend the equity markets are delivering mixed results. Outside of Bonds, Utilities, and Real Estate, the Fed announcement on monetary policy and unwinding its balance sheet had very little effect from a weekly perspective. Today, it appears Geopolitics has re-emerged as a toxic cloud over the broad markets  as tensions between North […]

ETF Market View: Market Continues to Trend Upward On Trump’s Policy Proposals

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Today’s economic backdrop of a stronger than expected Retail Sales report in October-2016 gives a data dependent Fed more justification to raise rates. This sentiment is currently being expressed by the Fed Futures contract which assigns a 91% chance of such occurring. In spite […]

View From the Hill: Buyer Fatigue And Not Fear of Rate Hikes Drives Markets Lower

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Condition: September 9, 2016 While I certainly take pride in my market timing abilities, I have never attempted to make such a closely timed call and nor do I ever endeavor. On Thursday, I wrote of the market approaching an inflection point and being more […]

View From the Hill: Positive Economic Data and Gains Misleading As Volume Says Otherwise

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Market Commentary: August-3-2016 Some positive economic data releases gave bears a chance to pause. Starting with Germany, which is the EU’s locomotive engine for growth, it reported robust PMI readings @ 55.3 for Composite levels and 54.4 for Services. Signs of expansion and ongoing strength were also apparent in the EU region overall based upon […]

View From the Hill: First Shall Be Last And Last Shall Be First, Including Your Purse!

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Summary US blue chip stock indexes show resilience and minimal price change while emerging markets cede some of their recent rally gains. Treasury bond markets showing most signs of damage among asset classes while corporate bonds diverge and maintain the support of their uptrends. Last week’s gainers are today’s laggards: Crude Oil (USO) and Energy […]