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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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January 14

​US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The Stock Market Indices in a Major Divergence​ with the US Dollar Index (DXY)​.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​NAFTA negociations weighting tremendously on the Canadian Financial Markets.​

Market Now Entering Mania Phase, Says Strategist
​“There’s virtually no fear in the market for a pullback,” Dorsch said. “The only fear is the fear of missing out.

ROSENBERG: The excesses in markets are practically unlike anything we've ever seen

COT Black: All The Trades Are Crowded Here

Japan Is The Center Of The Crypto-Revolution


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​January 7 2018

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​Retail is still chasing Momentum and High Beta stocks in favor of Value stocks, a situation that is becoming extremely speculative.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading higher on higher oil and commodity prices.​ Very strong employment number caught the bond market by surprise.

Survival Tactics for a Hypervalued Market - John P. Hussman
​...you know that it would be a mistake to underestimate the full-cycle risks investors currently face, regardless of whether or not those risks are realized immediately.

Stock Allocations Approaching Dotcom Levels
​AAII’s allocation survey shows stock investment at the highest level since 2000.

What Crypto Didn't Give Us in 2017

December 31

Updated Bitcoin Page

​​US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The US stock market is into an euphoria phase on the Trump Tax Cuts.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​The XIU ETF finally performing well on higher commodity prices

December 17

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​All counting on positive seasonalities to push market higher...​

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower on Bank of Canada comments.​

What To Expect From Equities In 2018
​This article highlights 11 key ideas to explain what to expect in 2018.

Active Managers Throw Caution To The Wind
​A survey of active investment managers is presently showing the highest level of equity exposure on record.

2 Charts That Might Define the Fed’s Jerome Powell Era
​Instead of fueling asset gains, Powell’s biggest challenge will be containing imbalances connected to prior gains.

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​​December 10

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index is in an euphoria phase technical pattern as the Trump Tax Approval was more than welcome by the markets.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​​​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading higher on Bank of Canada dovishness.​

I Melt with You: Anatomy of a Market Melt Up
​Melt ups can be fun while they’re underway; but they don’t tend to end well, and it’s tricky to time the inevitable failure.

Everyone In The (Stock Market) Pool?
​The percentage households’ financial assets currently invested in stocks has jumped to levels exceeded only by the 2000 bubble.

It’s Time To Get Real With Your Investment Portfolio
​And focusing entirely on financial assets to the exclusion of real ones could prove to be a very painful mistake.

​​​​December 3

​US Technical Charts Potpourri
​Retail is still chasing Momentum and High Beta stocks in favor of Value stocks, a situation that is becoming extremely speculative.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading higher on Bank stocks.

Navigating the Speculative Id of Wall Street - John P. Hussman, Ph.D.
​Again, the main danger is in being seduced to believe that just because prices have reached a certain level, they must somehow actually belong there. This is evidently a lesson that investors will have to learn the hard way, yet again.

The Two Most Important Investing Decisions

Volatility Traders Scared Of (Stock) Heights?
​Despite the S&P 500′s jump to new all-time highs, trading in the short-term volatility market is signaling elevated levels of fear.

'It's beautiful': This Toronto startup is investors' secret weapon to beating the market
​Hedge funds pay handsomely for Quandl's market-beating alternative data, but when does such data cross the line into privacy violations or insider trading?

November 26

​US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The US stock market continue to grind even if some doubt exist on the time delivery and package of the Trump Tax Cuts.

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading higher on Bank stocks.​Softer Canadian Economic data lately relative to the US will ​push the Bank of Canada to act cautiously going forward.
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​​​November 19

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index is finally taking a pause awaiting more details on the critical Trump Tax Approval needed to keep the Bull trend...

Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri
​The XIU ETF finally started to out perform the SP500 Index (SPY ETF) as the Bank of Canada softer tone 8 weeks ago bring the XIU back above the critical level of 22.78. Oil stocks still helping tremendously on a short term basis.

Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - November
​Cash levels have fallen to the lowest level in 4 years. Allocations to global equities have risen to the highest level in 2-1/2 years. In most respects, investors are now bullish.

5 Agents of Change Investors Need to Know About Now
​The world is changing fast right now in ways that many investors might not easily recognize or want to admit. This could end up being a costly mistake. If you’re not paying attention, you could be letting opportunities pass you by without even realizing it.

The Junkie Market, i.e., Lots Of Highs & Lows, Is Back
​ The past few days have seen a reversal from substantial net New lows to substantial net New highs – a condition that has preceded poor performance in the past.

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