Key Global Economic Data to Monitor for July-2016

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Hillbent’s calendar of market moving events for July-2016 is now published (see calendar below). This month will be active and significant for some of the major central banks as they provide investors with official insights, hopefully void of knee-jerk reactions and political propaganda since what’s done is done, on economic conditions post-Brexit . Events from […]

View From The Hill (Jan-4-2015): Shadow of China Covers Global Markets

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Commentary Disappointment over China’s weaker than expected manufacturing data and concerns over the expiration of insider lockups and investors’ front-running them overshadowed the positive signs of expansion in manufacturing activity throughout key countries within the European Union. Of course, halted trading on China’s exchanges after its CSI 300 Index crashed 7% didn’t help morale much […]

Weekly Market Wrap: October-23-2015

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It Was a Most “Stimu-flating” Week Central banks are engaged in a globally coordinated effort to stimulate and inflate their respective economies. Equities responded positively and Volatility (VIX) declined against this backdrop. Treasury interest rates rose accordingly as the bond market also gave credence to the latest market noise pertaining to central banks’ grandiose plans […]

View From The Hill: August-12-2015

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Market Summary News of China’s further devaluation of the Yuan upon evidence of continued economic weakness sent U.S. stock prices falling during the first hour of trading. However, the bulls made quick mincemeat of the bears and gored them into submission by pushing stocks into positive territory. Other asset classes which distinguished themselves were Gold […]

Geopolitical Risks Shell-Shock Bulls Into Safety

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Commentary Despite the parade of positive earnings from bellwether stocks or data reflecting an improving labor market, today’s geopolitical events (see summary of bearish events below) were too much risks for bulls to ignore and shell-shocked many into the safety of bonds, cash, gold and crude oil. A price-volume analysis of today’s final hour of […]