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Insight January 16
US Technical Charts Potpourri As most of the participants are all in for US Financial Assets, the US Dollar Index (DXY) good behavior remains the key here...
January expiration week turbulent last 18 years In the past eighteen years, the S&P 500’s performance has taken a turn for the worse with expiration day falling ten times with an average loss of .21% and the full-week declining 13 times with an average loss of 1.06%.
Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri The XIU ETF is surprinsingly underperforming the SPY ETF (+5.8% vs +6.1%) since November 8 2016 with overweight in Financials (40.89% of XIU), Energy (21.39%) and Base Metals (10.47%).
SP500 Index (SPY ETF): Stairway to Heaven? Simply stated, I think that the SP500 Index is becoming more and more at the mercy of the US Dollar Index Behavior in terms of trend and mainly in terms of Volatility
75 charts every Canadian should watch in 2017 For the third year in a row Maclean’s asked economists, investors, analysts and financial commentators to submit what they think will be an important chart Canadians should watch in the year ahead...
SP100 Index: When Generals don t Lead We have now Generals that do not lead the market at all but small capitalization stocks. That tells me a more broad base rally instead of a classic Institutional Investors big cap rally. As the retail investor is chasing aggressively that rally, the CNN Fear and Greed Index reached the Extreme Greed Zone last Friday of 87... Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri The XIU ETF is surprinsingly underperforming the SPY ETF (+4.3% vs +5.8%) since November 8 2016 with overweight in Financials (40.76% of XIU), Energy (21.24%) and Base Metals (10.25%).
The Trump Train Continues To Roll While the “Trump Rally” has pushed asset prices higher and triggered a corresponding “buy signal,” that signal has been triggered at very high levels combined with a very overbought condition. Historically, rallies following such a combination have not been extremely fruitful.”
The three coolest studies of 2016 While much of the content of these studies is inaccessible to most of us,their conclusions are often provocative, important and ignored. Why ignored? Because folks from large, asset-obsessed organizations don’t want to talk about it and journalists, who mostly need 500 catchy words by this afternoon, can’t talk about it.
How to Play the Trump Stock Market Rally But after more than a month of this rally, value-minded investors think it may be time to start looking for bargains in areas of the market that have been left behind. December 7
The Variable-Rate World Stares Into The Abyss - Again Add it all up and a picture emerges of a system that can't handle rising interest rates, but is nonetheless getting them. The result? At best a global slowdown and at worst an epic crisis. Wonder how the world's governments will respond?