Unwinding The Fed’s Balance Sheet A Real High Wire Act

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A review of the 10-year Treasury note’s weekly trading chart indicates that the secular bull market in bonds may have already concluded. Therefore, relief rallies should not be mistaken for encores and instead regarded as exit opportunities from the market gods. In fact, the most recent rally coming off of key support levels appears to […]

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 […]

Treasury Bonds Say “So What?” To Yellen’s Warning On Low Interest Rates

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Today, Chairperson Janet Yellen forewarned that the low long term interest rates currentlly being enjoyed by the market could jump once the Federal Reserve begins raising interest rates. The bond market more or less said “So what?” to her comments and finished in positive territory when treasuries tend to reflexively  retreat on such remarks. Below […]