Despite Fed’s “Last Call”, US Stocks Advance On ECB’s QE After-Party

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Investment Market Commentary US stocks continued advancing despite the Fed’s having given several “last calls” in preparation to shut down this party. The Dow-30 Industrials (DIA), SP-500 (SPY), and Russell-2000 (IWM) made new record highs and the Nasdaq-100 (QQQ) finished just 0.13% within breaking its on […]

Employment Report Has No Impact On Markets Initiating Weekly Decline

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Probably the week’s most important economic data release was this Friday’s Employment Situation report, which gave us a positive surprise with unemployment dipping to 4.6% and the addition of 178k new jobs. Nevertheless, neither had any significant impact on the markets. With the […]

View From the Hill: 5 Fundamental Perceptions Raising Trump’s Market Reality Ratings

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary With exception to the Nasdaq-100 (QQQ), the Dow-30 Industrials (DIA), SP-500 (SPY) and Russell-2000 (IWM) continue to make new highs. Unlike most of the international markets, US stocks are trending upward and displaying remarkable relative strength. I am still of the opinion that […]

View From the Hill: Market’s New Highs Wave Good Bye to the Old Highs

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary Due to schedule conflicts, tonights comments will be brief. In fact, there will be none other than the observation that the momentum in stocks continues to attract buyers and Elliot’s new highs are waving good bye to the old highs. Volume continues to […]

View From The Hill: May-12-2016

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  Yesterday, we saw signs of weakness from consumer and retail bellwethers, Disney (DIS); Macy’s (M) and Fossil (FOSL). Although still at historically low levels, today’s unexpected increase in Jobless Claims (week of May-7-2016) @ 294k vs. consensus @ 267k and previous @ 274k, along with a 10k plus uptick in its 4-week moving average, […]