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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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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.


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​​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

As stocks surge to new heights, will the Fed spoil the party?
Slater found whenever the S&P 500’s CAPE ratio rose by around 7% over a two-year period, as the index has done since early 2016, a pullback of 25% has followed thereafter.

​​​​​January 21

US Technical Charts Potpourri
​The SP500 Index is still into an euphoria phase technical pattern as the Momentum Stocks are the leaders.

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

Fund Managers' Current Asset Allocation - January
​Relative to history, fund managers are overweight equities and underweight bonds. Cash is neutral.

With Davos Approaching, the Global Economy Is Surging, but Growth Could Stall
​...unresolved problems embedded in the global economy, including income inequality and stagnant productivity, could hamper further gains and stall growth once again.

Dollar Reaches Multi-Year Lows as Central Banks Shift Reserves Into Yuan
​Reserves are highly concentrated in dollars and euros, which together account for nearly 85% of global reserves

​​​​​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.​
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