Fed Reserve Accommodates Investors Since 2008 But May Exit Party Unannounced

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The Federal Reserve has wielded an undue amount of influence in the market’s recovery rally since the 2008 recession. Its accommodative monetary policy and quantitative easing (“QE”) have made for a most potent cocktail, “stimuflating” both asset classes and investor confidence. What people forget is that sometimes the hostess, no matter how gracious and entertaining, […]

View From The Hill (Dec-31-2015): Stocks Get No Happy Ending For The New Year

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No Comments…     Happy New Year to all! I would like to express my gratitude to friends and clients who have encouraged and supported my efforts to relaunch Hillbent’s Market Direction Blog and Premium Subscription investment research services. Thank you so much!!! And now let us prepare ourselves for a profitable and successful 2016… […]

View From The Hill (Dec-29-2015): Holiday Hiatus Leaves Markets Lacking in Players

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Commentary We’re still on holiday-hiatus mode as are most other market participants and observers. There are not enough players suited up on the field to make this game worthy of commentary. Until then, please continue enjoying the holidays. In the event that any highly unusual trading patterns should occur between now and the end of […]

View From The Hill (Dec-23-2015): Crude Oil Leading the Market

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Commentary With bulls putting together three back-to-back wins, a rally is in play. Santa’s early arrival has really stuffed it to the shorts . The flat Durable Goods report November-2015 (actual new orders @ 0.0%) had no bearing (pun unintended) on today’s session. Had someone told me a month ago that Crude Oil would be […]

View From The Hill (Dec-22-2015): Stocks the New Oil Derivative?

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Commentary Today the stock market received another boost as the major equity indexes finished in positive territory. Yet, I seriously doubt if one could attribute this to the mediocre Q3-2015 GDP report (actual @ 2.0% vs. consensus @ 2.0% and prior @ 2.1%). The U.S. Existing Home Sales report for November-2015 certainly didn’t help either (actual […]