Market Observations on the Markets

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FS Staff
08/26/2016 - 15:29
According to Core Spreads’ Chief Market Strategist Sandy Jadeja, the market may have hit an upside barrier today. Not because Janet Yellen spoke today at Jackson Hole and, once again, said rates hikes were in our future or because stock buybacks...
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Kurt Kallaus
08/25/2016 - 12:55
Our recent reports have worried about “short term” stock market froth in August as indicated by options trader sentiment showing relatively heavy Call buying. The additional anxiety over the contrasting US presidential candidates...
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FS Staff
08/24/2016 - 16:00
Some have been pointing to the UK Economic Surprise Index from Citigroup, which shot up post-Brexit, as proof that the UK economy is improving after the vote to the leave the EU. Unfortunately, as Jim Bianco recently explained on our podcast, the...
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FS Staff
08/24/2016 - 09:40
In June of this year, we spoke with Kurt Kallaus, author of Exec Spec and the KDelta trading model, and he predicted a mild cyclical upturn and oil topping out and turning lower into the fourth quarter. Both of those things have come true...
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FS Staff
08/22/2016 - 13:29
It’s no secret that Felix Zulauf has made timely calls on our show in the past. Just last December on FS Insider, Zulauf called the bottom in gold, which has since risen about 30 percent. This time on Financial Sense, Zulauf discusses his current...
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FS Staff
08/19/2016 - 17:22
Speaking last week on our podcast, Jim Bianco of Bianco Research told listeners that the Brexit vote on June 23rd may have been the most bullish catalyst for the US stock market this year where, after the initial shock, major market indices like the...
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Alex Barrow
08/19/2016 - 08:15
Things could get real interesting in the next few months. On Oct. 17th a new SEC rule finally comes into play that will affect money market funds and liquidity across the financial sphere. There’s potential for some really big...
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Oil Price
08/18/2016 - 08:16
Since its inception at Shell in the late 1960s, scenario planning has become an important part of corporate strategy. Business forecasts often come with the assumption that business will continue as usual. The value of scenario planning...
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Ben Hunt PhD
08/17/2016 - 08:28
Every successful institution, from a marriage to a superhero to a firm to a nation, needs an origin story. The origin story of arguably the most successful hedge fund institution of the modern world—Bridgewater Associates—is that of...
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Chris Ciovacco
08/16/2016 - 08:16
A market’s 200-day moving average can assist in monitoring investors’ net aggregate tolerance for risk. Notice in the first chart below the S&P 500 was unable to recapture its 200-day after dropping below it in October 2000.