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Insight March 18 US Technical Charts Potpourri US Political Risk Index at a 15 year high Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canada and Mexico being apart into the steel tariff war gives a short term relief for the Canadian Markets
Household Stock Exposure Inches Closer To Dotcom Record The percentage households’ financial assets currently invested in stocks has surged further, now exceeded only by the blow-off portion of the 2000 dotcom bubble. How The Passive Investing Mania Undermined Its Most Basic Assumption, Part Deux The rise of passive investing in the bond market has been at least as dramatic as that in equities thus the efficiency of the market is weaker than ever before. COT Blue: A Decade of Weird UST bond futures tend to become very popular leading up to some of the worst moments of the last two decades March 11 US Technical Charts Potpourri The SP500 Index had finally some good news last week; a strong employment number with a weaker than expected average weekly earnings report Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower mainly on oil stocks. March Macro Update: Nine Years Into the Recovery, Recession Risk Remains Low 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 unlikely. Global Asset Allocation Update: Tariffs Don’t Warrant A Change…Yet Goldilocks And The Liquidity Bears Letting The Chips Rise Where They May After setting its all-time high during the dotcom bubble, 18 years later — to the day — the PHLX Semiconductor Index is finally scoring a decisive new all-time high. March 4 US Technical Charts Potpourri The buy the dip mentality is strong and investors ignored the last inflation data. Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower mainly on Bank stocks. Investing in Index Funds Is No Longer Passive Large number of indexes makes choosing fund an active decision Bull Market Staple Being Tested Again An Up trendline has supported a popular consumer staples ETF without fail on several occasions since the 2009 low; it is under attack again at the moment. February 25 US Technical Charts Potpourri Technology stocks outperforming tremendously the SP500. Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Strong performance from bank stocks Earnings Growth Matched The Rapid Pace of Equity Appreciation in 2017 Earnings during 2017, in fact, rose as much the SPX index itself. The ‘Index Of The Volume Of Speculation’ Hits A New Record High Even when you normalize it by comparing margin debt to the overall size of the economy, margin debt has recently broken out to new highs The Behavioral and Performance Benefits of Trend Following Trend following has historically provided strong long-term returns with materially reduced drawdowns relative to a traditional buy and hold investment, but none of this matters if an investor cannot stick with the strategy through periods of relative underperformance February 18 US Technical Charts Potpourri The buy the dip mentality is strong and investors ignored the last inflation data. Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading higher in tandem with US stocks. Key Change That Nobody Talks About Three Important Legacies of Yellen’s Fed Tenure Rydex Bears Come Out Of Hibernation – After Correction After sitting at record lows during the correction, Rydex bearish fund assets have doubled during the market rebound. Stock Market in a Rogue Wave The stock market is just coming out of a big rogue wave event. And that gives us clues about what lies ahead. February 11 US Technical Charts Potpourri The weekly VIX chart confirmed 2 weeks ago that we are getting into a more volatile trading environment. Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower on Bank and commodity stocks. Global Synchronized Bond Collapse Technical Damage - Watch the Transports This week’s “flash crash” has inflicted some technical damage on the market but nothing too serious, for the moment. However, some caution is warranted. Dividends by the Numbers through January 2018 The new year got off to a strong start for dividend paying stocks in January 2018. February 4 US Technical Charts Potpourri The SP500 Index was into a melt up phase technical pattern that end abruptly last week. Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower on Bank and commodity stocks. Measuring the Bubble - John P. Hussman, Ph.D. Two weeks ago, the U.S. equity market climbed to the steepest valuation level in history... February Macro Update: Employee Compensation Rises To A 9 Year High Using Recent Bubbles to Estimate a Bottom in Bitcoin Long-Term Rates Threatening Regime Change? January 28 US Technical Charts Potpourri The SP500 Index is into a melt up phase technical pattern for the past4 weeks as investors pouring billions into the market and sentiment reached critical frothy greed zone Canadian Technical Charts Potpourri Canadian Stocks (XIU ETF) trading lower on Bank stocks. NAFTA negotiations weighting tremendously on the Canadian Financial Markets. The Fantastic Four That Make FANG Look Tame How many investors in these “one decision” ETFs would be willing to buy these shares directly after understanding that means paying the highest valuation in history for the worst revenue growth? Financial Newsletter Writers Most Bullish Since 1987
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