Bull Market About To Get Gored?

Bull Market About To Get Gored?

Bull Market About To Get Gored? The technical health of the markets have gotten nasty in a hurry.  Just a few weeks ago, a friendly Federal Reserve and a strong economy seemed destined to pull the Dow Jones Industrial Average to our original target of 30K,  “Dow 30K?  Yes, but…” (https://markonomics101.com/2019/03/04/dow-30k-yes-but/).  Mea Culpa.  Maybe. The […]

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Did Cryptocurrencies “Win” the Trade War?

Did Cryptocurrencies “Win” the Trade War?     Long time readers of Markonomics101 know that No One Wins a Trade War. “Can Anyone Win a Trade War?”. (https://markonomics101.com/2018/07/09/can-anyone-win-a-trade-war/). Trade Wars do have winners, however.  Most notably are the industries and workers in sectors most threatened by lower cost foreign competition. Traditionally, the imposition of Tariffs […]

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Triple Peaks For Stocks?

Triple Peaks For Stocks? Market conditions seem to have turned on a dime.  Just 6 trading days ago, several major indexes were grinding to new highs and threatening to go much higher.  Then came the flare-up in Trade tensions with China and suddenly the health of the markets took a nasty turn for the worse. […]

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Trade Tensions Topple Markets

Trade Tensions Topple Markets Fresh from making new ALL TIME HIGHS, stock markets were jolted last Sunday by the news that the long awaited trade deal with China was in trouble.  Reportedly, certain concessions by China were withdrawn, triggering a tweet from President Trump threatening to raise Tariffs on Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. […]

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The Trillion Dollar Club (Chart of the Day 23)

The Trillion Dollar Club The Bull Market of 2019 roars on, although looking a bit ragged lately.  Some indexes, such as the Nasdaq 100, have gone on to make NEW ALL TIME HIGHS.  Others, such as the Dow Industrials are just below new highs.  At the other end, the Russell 2000 remains nearly 10% below […]

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Medicare For All Cripples Health Care Sector

Medicare For All Cripples Health Care Sector   Until very recently, the policy called “Medicare For All” (MFA) was a political non starter.  Current polls, however, show a MUCH deeper than previously believed level of support.  Albeit, with one HUGE reservation.  Voters are MUCH less keen on Medicare the minute the price tag is mentioned:  […]

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Gold Struggles Beneath Major Resistance (Chart of The Day 22)

Gold Struggles Beneath Major Resistance   After once again teasing its proponents, Gold appears to be tracing out a short term ROUNDED TOP pattern.  If it completes the pattern, GLD is likely to return to retest its support near last summer’s lows. The case for Gold continues to strengthen from  a fundamental standpoint, but its […]

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Big Bank Theory! Financials Lead Stocks Higher.

Big Bank Theory! Financials Lead Stocks Higher. The 1st Quarter earnings parade began Friday with an unexpectedly great start.  Banking giant JP Morgan reported record revenues AND net income.  This put aside the residual fears from the disastrous 4th Quarter of 2018.  In fact, JPM made it clear that the feared “inverted yield curve” had […]

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