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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  Reportedly, certain concessions by China were withdrawn, triggering a tweet from President Trump threatening to raise Tariffs on Chinese goods from 10% to 25%.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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New Market All Time Highs Dead Ahead and More Trades For the Next Leg

New Market All Time Highs Dead Ahead and More Trades For the Next Leg The notion that the Federal Reserve is stoking another Asset Bubble looks more correct every single day.  “Federal Reserve Stokes Another Asset Bubble”.    (https://markonomics101.com/2019/03/22/federal-reserve-stokes-another-asset-bubble/). First the Cryptocurrencies resurrected. “Cryptocurrency Sector Explodes Higher”.  (https://markonomics101.com/2019/04/06/cryptocurrency-sector-explodes-higher/). Bonds are already near their all time […]

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Four Horsemen Pull Markets To New Highs

Deja Vu All Over Again? In 2018, the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) led the other indexes to ALL TIME HIGHS.  In 2019,  the NDX is leading the other indexes to NEW ALL TIME HIGHS. Nearly the entire gain in the NDX through its highs in October of last year was concentrated in just 4 stocks.   […]

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New Bull Market Highs in 2019??

Markets Surge on Various “Optimisms” News that a tentative Budget Deal was reached hit the tape Monday evening and sent overseas markets higher.  By the time the closing bell rang in New York yesterday, the Dow Industrials (Dow) gained a cool 373 points. In a BULL Market, EVERYTHING is “GOOD” news.  Markets rally when the […]

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BEAR Market Resuming?

Post-Christmas Rally Stalling The stock market has been on a tear since Christmas.  In the last 19 trading days, the Dow Jones Industrials (Dow) have gained 2800 points or nearly 13%.  Other key indexes have generated equally impressive gains: Nasdaq 100 (+13.5%), Russell 2000 (+15%) and S & P 500 (+12.5%). The belief that a […]

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Bear Market, Interrupted?

Market Volatility Continues to Surge Over the 16 trading days ended yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrials (Dow) have had an average change EXCEEDING 400 points (1.75%) per day.  This level of volatility is FOUR TIMES the average for August and September and nearly TWICE the elevated levels of October and November. Since bottoming at 21,700, […]

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BEAR Market Over or BEAR Market Rally?

Asset Re-Balancing To the Rescue? Asset allocation is nothing fancy.  Certain investors, especially Pension Funds, routinely target a specific stock-to-bond ratio for their portfolios, for example 60/40.  Since stocks and bonds will have different returns, the portfolio is brought back to its target ratio at the end of each quarter. If the equity portion of […]

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The BEAR MARKET For Equities Shifts Into High Gear (Charts of the Day 5)

Equity Indexes All Make New 52 Week Lows Following the expected interest rate hike yesterday, EVERY MAJOR STOCK MARKET INDEX MADE NEW 52 WEEK LOWS.   The anticipated BEAR MARKET is asserting itself with a vengeance.  Nearly 1000 stocks made new lows as well.  This is NOT a “Correction”. Many observers continue to fail to […]

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