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 […]

Post-Thanksgiving ETF Investment Market Summary

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com ETF Market Commentary At some point, investors will have their fill of stocks and undergo a bad case of indigestion when it comes to reconciling the differences between expectations and reality. Apparently, post-Thanksgiving is not that time. There will be no further comments today as I […]

View From the Hill: Desperate Men Cling to False Fed Hopes

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Condition: September 12, 2016 Today was void of any market moving data to guide investors on the direction of next week’s FOMC announcement. The opportunity was not lost upon Federal Reserve Governor, Lael Brainard, who dovishly emphasized accommodation to mitigate risks of low growth and […]

View From the Hill: Bipolar Fed Rattles Markets Once Again

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Condition: August 26, 2016 In the first hour of trading, stocks advanced on Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s suggestion of “gradual” rate increases. However, Stanley Fischer, Fed Vice Chairman,  expressed things quite differently by reiterating the possibility of a rate hike in September. With not much […]

View From the Hill: Waiting For Yellen Before Selling?

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By J Clinton Hill, Capital Markets Strategist @ Hillbent.com Market Condition: August 25, 2016 Overall, today’s data releases underscored the strength of the US economy. Tomorrow, which is Friday, Yellen will speak after concluding the Fed’s meeting at Jackson Hole. Investors from all asset classes will be taking cues from her remarks. Despite recent hawkish overtures […]