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 […]

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 […]

ETF Market View: Typical Was Not the Case…

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Being void of any significant economic data, today’s performances were mixed at best. Typically, small-caps tend to be first in the line of fire when market fatigue appears.  Such was not the case on Monday as the Russell 2000 (IWM) easily outperformed major […]

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 […]