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Insight September 27
Second Real Test for Dividend Yield Chasers? The Federal Reserve still undecided on further rates hikes just provide enough uncertainties to bring finally a consolidation phase within the the Yield Chasers Investment Sphere.
Financial Sector (XLF) : Deutsche Bank Contagion? I think the broad market (SPY ETF) need the Financials to continue to perform well; as we broke the Supports on XLF ETF (thanks to the FED and Deutsche Bank), it is becoming almost mission impossible to reach a new high in the SP500 Index without their participation...
Welcome to my Wedge World So as few of us realize is that most of the main US Financial Assets are under Wedge Technical Pattern ready to breakout or breakdown.
SP500 Technology ETF (XLK): The Apple Experiment? Apple Shares seasonality are turning bearish (from the past 10 years) from September 22 to October 5. So expect also some consolidation to the Technology Sector ETF XLK. Welcome to the Apple Experiment...
FED Stealth Tightening All that to say that in fact, US official monetary policy yesterday have been unchanged BUT the market pressure coming from regulations is in fact pricing a rate hike anyway! US Treasury Bond TLT ETF: At Technical Crossroads? But for me the most critical level to hold is the previous Breakout Trendline on the TLT ETF The Shrinking U.S. Stock Market Unofficially speaking, as measured by the number of domestic firms listed on U.S. stock exchanges, the U.S. stock market has shrunk to the lowest level on record in data that extends back to 1975 Yellen’s Words Are Irrelevant; ‘It’ Is In Her Numbers As for near-term economic growth, GDP estimates for this year were again trimmed with a new forecast for more of the same economic stagnation September 21
More Evidence Of That ‘Something’ In ‘Dollars’ Global central banks (not just China) are attempting to intervene and calm “dollar” (funding) markets so that private entities (local banks and their “dollar short”) aren’t forced into hugely disruptive liquidations, able then to carry out the normal course of trade under the “dollar short.” September 19
Nasdaq 100 Index ETF QQQ: The Apple Experiment? QQQ ETF is near making new highs price wise (mainly from Apple contribution up +25.6% since June 27 vs SPY ETF up only +7.4%) and is in the process of breaking a Monthly Major Resistance Trendline that started back since March 2000!.