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Another Missed Opportunity The Fed should take the opportunity to ween the market off the dangerous perception that QE is available to ensure the extinction of bear markets and recessions. It's this momentous market perception that works to ensure baby-step rate increases have no restraining impact on Bubble Dynamics.
SP100 Index: When Generals do Lead In Summary, we have now Generals that do lead tremendously the market and small technology capitalization stocks as well as High Beta Stocks. That tells me that more market participants are choosing liquidity at the mercy of illiquid technology stocks. Usually we see that behavior in last part of a Bull Market Cycle. US Technical Charts Potpourri Another Trump Headline (State of the Union) gave some new push to new highs on stocks and with a stronger US Dollar Index (DXY): good behavior remains the key here...
Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri The XIU ETF is still more volatile (VIX60C) than the SP500 Index (VIX); maybe because Financials within the XIU ETF (42.1%) made a Weekly Bearish Engulfing Technical Pattern two weeks ago...
Positive and Negative Trends in U.S. Dividends Meanwhile, if we consider the bigger picture by including dividend increases, we see that the number of U.S. firms announcing higher dividends is continuing to fall year over year, continuing a four-year long negative trend.
Bonds See Gloom Where Stocks See Zoom Investors who are plowing into riskier securities ought to pay heed to the dour debt party poopers crowded into the corner. All parties come to an end, and sometimes the hangover is non-negotiable.
Factor zoo or unicorn ranch Each factor that I looked at failed to hold up under one or more of these tests: robustness, persistence, pervasiveness, intuitiveness, and investabilty. But short interest and trend appear to be effective ways to enhance portfolios.
A Global Eurodollar Shortage The Bank of International Settlement (BIS) believes the concerns with the US Dollar are now such that it has replaced the VIX as a "Fear Gauge" for global banks.
Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri The XIU ETF is still more volatile (VIX60C) than the SP500 Index (VIX); maybe because Financials within the XIU ETF (42.1%) made a Weekly Bearish Engulfing Technical Pattern
US Technical Charts Potpourri Another Trump Headline (potential tax cuts) two weeks ago gave some push to new highs on stocks and a reversal with a stronger US Dollar Index (DXY): good behavior remains the key here...
Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri The XIU ETF is surprisingly still more volatile (VIX60C) than the SP500 Index (VIX); maybe because we have more Financials in the XIU ETF and US foreign policies uncertainties rising tremendously