February 2015 Stock Market Rally Continues With Low Volatility But…..

The U.S. stock market has been on a tear recently and defied expectations of a pullback with increased strength this month.  Volatility declined sharply as traders gobbled up equity shares while the TLT faltered.  The current environment is bullish but the intermediate term could be a bit extended.  This doesn’t mean that holding cash is[…]

May 2013 Best Since 2009 For Equities, Here’s 5 Reasons Why

Will June 2013 Be Better Than May? The stock market has been on a tear recently and May 2013 was profitable for bullish traders. Bonds took a drubbing as risk lovers gobbled up stocks and June 2013 could be another good month.  There are lots of reasons for the 2013 rally but here are a[…]

TLT Bond Bubble Prediction Update And Technical Analysis May 2013

TLT Technical Analysis Update- Is The Bond Bubble Bursting? Yes. A few months ago we updated our technical analysis notes telling our readers a bond bubble had formed that was on the break of busting.  This was at a time when people were saying equity buyers were part of an occult and as the stock market[…]

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Fed Announces More Bond Buying At December 2012 Meeting, Ties Rates To 6.5 Unemployment Level But Rally Fades

Fed Announces More Bond Buying At December 2012 Meeting But Rally Fades: One day after the Federal Open Market Committee announced it would be buying more bonds (QE4?), the stock market rally that began with a jump in the markets on the day of the announcement faded.  After Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke[…]

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Fed QE3 Helps Extend September 2012 Rally, 8 Things To Look For Next

Fed QE3 Helps Extend September 2012 Rally, 7 Things To Look For Next: Ben Bernanke last week announced a new QE3 program which helped keep the September 2012 rally alive.  Short sellers are jumping right back to their traditional talking points stressing the lift in stocks won’t continue.  Do they have it right? The Fed[…]

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The Romney Ryan Ticket Has A Good Week, According To Markets That Is

The Romney Ryan Ticket Has A Good Week, According To Markets That Is….. The stock market is a prediction of the future based on the past.  This site was one of the first to acknowledge that a possible Romney-Ryan rally was taking place because stocks were rising on no news from Europe and bad news[…]

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Romney-Ryan Republican Ticket Main Market Focus, Trumps Economy & Europe

Romney-Ryan Republican Ticket Main Market Focus, Trumps Economy & Europe : Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were the main focus for investors today.  Analysts scrambled to determine what the combined ticket meant for markets, especially the healthcare and financial sector.  Economic news headlines and Europe may continue to take a backseat to political economy issues[…]

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Stocks Set To Bounce As ‘Cult Of Equity” Poised To Gain Members In August 2012 And TLT Falls

Stocks Set To Bounce As ‘Cult Of Equity” Poised To Gain Members In August 2012 And TLT Falls: Stocks could bounce after a rangebound week of low volume that lacked volatility.  A small increase in volatility could occur next week but this could be associated with a wider trading range and less of a ‘fear[…]

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Stocks Extend Early August 2012 Rally But Small Caps Underperform

  Stocks Extend Early August 2012 Rally But Small Caps Underperform: Stocks extended yesterday’s gains with the S&P 500 rising comfortably above 1,400.  The price increases were led by financials and tech again today but the rally faded by 3:00 PM.  The S&P 500 rose to 1,407 and got bulls ready for more action this[…]

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U.S. Economy Adds 163,000 New Jobs In July 2012, Unemployment Rises To 8.3 Percent -A Romney Rally?

U.S. Economy Adds 163,000 New Jobs In July 2012, Unemployment Rises To 8.3 Percent -A Romney Rally? The U.S. added 163,000 new jobs in the month of July 2012.  We were expecting 75,000 +- 25,000 based on the weekly initial jobless claims.  The stock market jumped as bond prices fell sharply after four consecutive down[…]