Rising Rates Head and Shoulders Above Real Estate Assets Future Performance?

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This week, I’d like to share a weekly chart analysis of the iShares Dow Jones Real Estate (IYR) exchange traded fund. As illustrated, we have the formation of a classic head-and-shoulders technical pattern and the potential for more severe bearish price action. From a cyclical perspective, the certainty of a higher interest rate environment could […]

View From the Hill: It’s All Fun and Games Until…

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Going into the weekend the equity markets are delivering mixed results. Outside of Bonds, Utilities, and Real Estate, the Fed announcement on monetary policy and unwinding its balance sheet had very little effect from a weekly perspective. Today, it appears Geopolitics has re-emerged as a toxic cloud over the broad markets  as tensions between North […]

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: First Shall Be Last And Last Shall Be First, Including Your Purse!

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Summary US blue chip stock indexes show resilience and minimal price change while emerging markets cede some of their recent rally gains. Treasury bond markets showing most signs of damage among asset classes while corporate bonds diverge and maintain the support of their uptrends. Last week’s gainers are today’s laggards: Crude Oil (USO) and Energy […]