Party for the Trump Rally Just Getting Started

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Market Condition   Commentary Analysis Technicals The SP-500 (SPY) has made 5 new consecutive highs since its breakout from a short-term period of consolidation. The trend remains bullish and has assumed a parabolic character by piercing through the resistance of its upper channel. At some point soon, I anticipate the SPY to pull back within […]

With Nothing Sticking to Trump, Stock Sellers Refuse to Dump

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Market Condition   Market Commentary One thing to note is that for all the instability and uncertainty created by the Trump administration’s first month in office, the markets have been anything but this. Instead, they have exhibited remarkable resilience as US stocks continue trending upward. One can throw just about any shit imaginable at POTUS […]

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 […]

High P/E Market Valuations Misleading Trump’s Chumps

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Investment Market Commentary Comments will be somewhat brief as I have supplemented Thursday’s report with charts and data. Today I will address the high P/E market valuations, which I believe may be misleading US stock investors into being Trump’s chumps. First, here is a nutshell summary of […]

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: May-19-2016

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Market Condition Analysis     The breakdown in equities across the board continues as almost all of the ETFs in our capital markets summary universe are trading below their 50-day moving averages and violating support at the 200-day moving averages as well.  One of the few exceptions has been the Energy sector (XLE) and Commodity […]