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 […]

View From the Hill: Summary of 1st Quarter-2016

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Commentary Equities Oh what a difference a month makes and March certainly did as stocks made one of their biggest advances to salvage what almost became a losing quarter. Despite the extreme volatility experienced by investors extending from late December-2015 through mid February-2016, equities, excluding the Russell 2000 (-1.92%) and technology weighted Nasdaq-100 (-2.39%), delivered […]

Currencies Market Morning Brief: December-15-2015

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U.S. Dollar Index March-2016 Futures: Trading @ 97.812 (+0.157), the dollar is finding support @ 97.20 and attempting to reverse its short-term downtrend. The Federal Reserve interest rate policy meeting and its expected rate hike are also lending support. Resistance is @ 98.00 -98.20. (6:12am PT) Spot EUR/USD: Trading @ 1.097, the rally in the Euro may […]

View From The Hill: December-4-2015

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Discombobulated Markets! Thursday and Friday’s combined sessions were almost akin to a slow motion flash crash minus the gut wrenching downward price spirals. The extreme volatility in the major currency markets was also unprecedented. As previously stated, the reaction to Mario Draghi’s ECB monetary policy announcement was irrational and overdone. However, it took investors a […]