Tom McClellan's picture

There is an indicator known as TICK, which measures the difference between the number of stocks going up at any moment versus those going down. In effect, it is like a momentary Advance-Decline difference. It also has an interesting use as a sentiment indicator.

Michael Shedlock's picture

In a Surprise Move, Japan joined the negative interest rate club on January 29. The Bank of Japan expected the move would force consumers to spend some of their money. Amusingly, the only sales surge is for safes, a place where the interest...

Jeffrey D Saut's picture

Come with me, and Mr. Peabody, in the “Wabac Machine” (Wabac) to a place from a time long ago and galaxy far, far away. It was during the Great Depression in this country (1929 – 1939) when Lawsonomy was proposed by Alfred Lawson.

Ben Hunt PhD's picture

For the past six plus years, ever since the Fed launched QE1 in March 2009, we have lived in an era I’ve described as the Golden Age of the Central Banker, where the dominant explanation for why market events occur as they do has been...

Charles Hugh Smith's picture

The stark truth is nobody wants yuan any more. The US dollar (USD) has gained over 35% against major currencies since 2011. China's government has pegged its currency, the yuan (renminbi) to the USD for many years. Until mid-2005...

Urban Carmel's picture

Recent sentiment data shows investors to be more pessimistic than they have been in at least 4 years. Some sentiment data is the most extreme in 14 years. A recent post on this here. The rub with this data is this: some of these sentiment...

Matthew Kerkhoff's picture

Global turmoil has taken its toll on stock prices over the past six months. A number of factors, including the sharp plummet in oil and commodity prices, an arduously strong dollar, weak global demand and worries about...

Patrick Schotanus's picture

I trust that many of you are familiar with the story of Peter Pan, in which it says, ‘the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it’. Yes, what we need is a positive attitude and conviction. Indeed, each...

Kurt Kallaus's picture

Global economic fears and the proliferation of stock Bear markets have grown in recent months. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) has joined the negative interest rate club to combat a deflationary debt implosion as the deliberation of the...

Clif Droke's picture

As the global market crisis continues, the danger posed by this crisis to the US economy continues to be underestimated by economists and central bankers. A report recently showed that US job openings surged in December and the number of...

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