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Jean-Pierre Desloges CFA  is a professional  investment consultant/ blogger/ trader with over 25 years of experience working on the buy and sell-side.

​​I have researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes and worked at Pensions Funds, International Banks and Dealers.   
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May 20

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​Small Capitalization stocks pushing the market upward lately...​

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading better than US stocks mainly on energy stocks

Will Stock Troops Lead The Generals Higher?

Warren Buffett Thinks Bonds Are A ‘Terrible Investment’ But According To His Own Methods Stocks Look Even Worse

Demographics: The Growing Prime Working Age Population


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​​May 13

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​Tech fever is back strongly on the retail side. Over 27% of QQQ ETF are FANG

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​The XIU ETF still into a high uncertainty as the NAFTA negociations is weighting tremendously on the Canadian FInancial Markets

1Q Corporate Results Were Excellent, But Margins May Be Peaking

Comfort is Not Your Friend - John P. Hussman, Ph.D.
​One of the best indications of the speculative willingness of investors is the ‘uniformity’ of positive market action across a broad range of internals…

Argentina's crisis could be start of something a lot more serious

​​​​​May 6

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index still into a Strong Price Compression Phase

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​The XIU ETF still into a high uncertainty as the NAFTA negociations is weighting tremendously on the Canadian FInancial Markets

May Macro Update: A Recession in 2018 Looks Increasingly Unlikely
The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth. On balance, the evidence suggests the imminent onset of a recession is unlike

The Dividend Yield Scare

“Sell In…” May Be Sound Advice This Year
​There is some evidence to suggest that stock investors would be well served by selling in May and going away this year

BANG: Why The Gold Miners Could Soon Make FANG Look Tame

​​​​​​April 29

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index still into a Strong Price Compression Phase.

Backtesting Four Portfolio Optimization Strategies In R

This could be the most important chart of the century for investors
​The ’story of the century’ in one chart: Stocks vs. cash

Excess Corporate Leverage Meets Higher Rates

How The Flattening Yield Curve Could Lead To A Bear Market For Stocks

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​​April 22

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index back into an uncertainty phase as the bond market bad behavior putting pressure on valuation.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian stocks as volatile than US stocks lately

Why Stock Market Buybacks Should Make Investors Nervous

Late-Cycle Commodity Surge Under Way, Says Frank Barbera

A New Lease On Life For Bull Market?
The NYSE advance-decline line closed at a new all-time high yesterday; will that buy this bull market more time?

​​​​​​April 15

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​​The SP500 Index into a dead cat bounce phase as the trade war perceived risk recede last week

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading worst than US stocks mainly on bank stocks

Global Asset Allocation Update: The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Fed Is Behind

Why We May Be Headed For Another ‘Minsky Moment’

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​​April 8

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index back into the uncertainty zone as the official trade war began last week

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading better than US stocks mainly on oil stocks.

The Battle Between Strong Earnings and Trade War Fears Is On
​But just because the water on the surface is choppy doesn’t mean that the currents beneath are turbulent

April Macro Update: Markets Might Be Wobbly But The Economy Is Fine
​The macro data from the past month continues to mostly point to positive growth

A Presidential Bump (In The Road) For Stocks?
​Historically, the next 2 quarters represent the worst 2-quarter stretch for stocks in the entire Presidential Cycle.

COT Blue: Which BOND ROUT!!!! Was It Really?

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​​April 1

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​Technology stocks underperforming the SP500 lately

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​​Canadian Markets way less volatile than US peers as less technology stocks within the stock indices

Smart Beta Institute Warns Against Smart Beta
​Hidden risks are stuffed into factor-tilted products — whether allocators see them or not

Putting Margin Debt Fear and Hype Into Context
​...borrowings for stock purchases have been hitting new records in tandem...

The Stock Market’s Most Popular ETF Puts In A Long-Term ‘Spinning Top’

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​​March 25

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index back into the uncertainty zone as Powell more hawkish tone and the trade war fears increased

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian stocks way less volatile than US stocks lately


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