Bifurcated Stock Market Complements Politically Divided Nation

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary We now have a bifurcated stock market to complement our politically divided nation. How appropriate! The Nasdaq-100 (QQQ), SP-500 (SPY) and Russell 2000 (IWM) are failing to maintain key short-term support levels and making new lows. Each index represents a broad spectrum of […]

Strong GDP & Consumer Confidence Help US Equities Rebound

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Tuesday’s economic data was quite strong as GDP for 3Q-2016, Case-Shiller’s October-2016 HPI and Consumer Confidence for November-2016 exceeded analysts’ expectations. All the major US equity indexes- e.g. SP-500 (SPY), Nasdaq-100 (QQQ) and Dow-30 Industrials (DIA) -rebounded from yesterday’s losses. The one lone exception […]

Post-Thanksgiving ETF Investment Market Summary

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary At some point, investors will have their fill of stocks and undergo a bad case of indigestion when it comes to reconciling the differences between expectations and reality. Apparently, post-Thanksgiving is not that time. There will be no further comments today as I […]

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: Japan’s Abe Upstages Fed’s Unchanged Interest Rate Policy

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Commentary: July-27-2016 Maintaining support near all-time high levels in a post-Brexit world is the last thing most investors would have expected from the S&P 500 (SPY), but that is what is. However, after 10 days of narrow range consolidation, the SPY is finally showing some […]