View From The Hill (Mar-14-2016): Equities Decouple From Oil and Take Cues From Central Banks

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Commentary The decoupling between equities and energy is becoming more pronounced. Today, WTI Crude Oil fell nearly 3% as Iran refused to concede any production cuts until returning to its pre-sanction level of 4 million barrels per day. In lieu of this, equities barely budged as they await cues from Tuesday’s monetary policy announcement by the […]

View From the Hill (Feb-29-2016): SP-500 Retreat Underway?

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Commentary Today, the SP-500 retreated below its 50 day moving average. Some media pundits downplayed the market’s negative performance by citing the relatively even breadth on the NYSE, i.e. 48% advancers vs. 49% decliners. However, the SP-500 told a completely different story with 26% advancers and 73% decliners. Considering that the majority of volume dollars […]