View From the Hill: Trump-Fed Market Momentum Will Eventually Wane

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary The bullish momentum in the US Dollar (UUP) and Russell-2000 Small-Caps (IWM) continues, while investors rush for the exits on longer-term Treasury bonds (TLT). The first group is overbought and the latter is clearly oversold. The stock market’s irrational exuberance with the results […]

View From the Hill: US Stock Market Momentum Positive Despite Yellen Testimony

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary In prepared testimony before the JEC (Joint Economic Committee) of Congress, Fed Chair Yellen confirmed a bias towards tightening monetary policy at the central bank’s upcoming December meeting. She also indicated her intention to serve until the expiration of her term in 2018, thus giving […]

View From the Hill: Risk Assets Rally to Recover Losses After Release of FOMC Minutes

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Commentary: August 17, 2016 At the beginning of today’s trading session, stocks and bonds both continued in lock-step with yesterday’s pullback, but then rallied after release of the FOMC minutes. With no definite signs of tightening being favored by the majority of the committee’s voting […]

View From the Hill: Stocks Making Record Highs On Oil Rally

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Commentary: August 15, 2016 Record highs still defy the seasonal patterns of a summer selloff. Much credit can be given to central banks which have accommodated the markets with low-interest rates, asset purchases, and other stimulus measures. Earnings season is almost over as most of […]

View From the Hill: Bull Market: To Be or Not To Be?

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Commentary: August 12, 2016 There will be no comments posted in this evening’s View From the Hill report. (For a comparative analysis and review of asset class performances, along with their key benchmark indexes, please refer to our exchange traded fund performance table below.) Have a […]

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: June-2-2016

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Market Condition Analysis Commentary No comments this evening…. Tomorrow will be an important day for both investors and traders as the eagerly awaited Non-Farm Payrolls report for May-2016 will be released and shed some clues on the data dependent Federal Reserve’s bias towards raising interest rates.   (See list of market moving events and asset […]