Qualifying and Quantifying Current Equity Market Risks

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Given the fact that the bull market in equities has now extended 9 years since the March-2009 low and that the seasonally ominous month of October is arriving soon, I thought now might be appropriate to quantify (technical) and qualify (fundamental) some of the risks confronting the market. Below is a monthly chart of the […]

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 […]

Long-Term View of Gold Prices: Cheap to Cheaper

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Gold prices are cheap in the face of unprecedented and coordinated global quantitative easing among central banks. However, if the Fed makes good on its promise to gradually raise interest rates, then gold prices might get even cheaper.  Once some semblance of supply-demand equilibrium can be restored to the energy markets to stabilize oil prices, […]

Bank of Japan Minutes Confirms Stronger Dollar/Yen Currency Pair

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Yesterday’s release of the minutes from the BOJ’s (Bank of Japan) October  30th, 2015 monetary policy meeting gave further support to a stronger uptrend for the USD/JPY currency pair. Maintaining rates at 0.00% to 0.10% and the continued purchase of JGBs at an annualized pace of 80 trillion yen fundamentally supports the current uptrend for […]

View From The Hill: October-28-2015

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Commentary and Performance Today’s trading was most definitely data dependent and this one was solely dependent upon the Federal Reserve’s latest announcement to leave interest rates unchanged. The SP-500 made a new 1-month high and closed @ 2090.35 (+24.46 / +1.18%). The Nasdaq-100 also hit a new 1-month high and finished @ 4678.58 (+39.35 / +0.85%). Stealing the […]