The Dow & Gold, Both on Hold

The Dow & Gold, Both on Hold

$DIA, $XAU, $XAG At week’s end we find the Dow Jones with a bearish, picture-perfect head and shoulders technical formation.  The left shoulder goes back to last April, the head in early July and the right shoulder at the close of the week.  So, is the market a sell as September 2019 comes to a […]

Investors ‘Buying the Dips’ as Money Rotates Out of the FAANGs

Investors ‘Buying the Dips’ as Money Rotates Out of the FAANGs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL, $GOOG The S&P 500 increased 0.1% Tuesday after being down as much as 0.6% following a Key revenue miss from Alphabet (GOOG). Investors bought the intra-day dip to help the benchmark index set a new closing high and it closed the month with a gainer of 3.9%. The DJIA […]

Ferrari 2018 (NYSE:RACE) Core Q-3 Earnings Unchanged

Ferrari 2018 (NYSE:RACE) Core Q-3 Earnings Unchanged

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) sales mix trended toward its “entry-level” Portofino Supercar in the Q-3 rather than its high-margin Limited-Edition models. The iconic Italian Supercar maker has had a run of record earnings, helped by its higher-margin Special Edition models and a “customisations programme’. Investors have been looking for reassurance that new CEO Louis Camilleri can […]

Quad Witching aka ‘Freaky Friday’ Added to This Week’s Volatility

Quad Witching aka ‘Freaky Friday’ Added to This Week’s Volatility

$VXX Stock traders hammered by the worst sell-off since the global financial crisis of Y 2008 absorb another blast of volatility Friday when futures and options on indexes and individual stocks expired. The event known as “ Quadruple witching” takes place every Quarter. Typically it coincides with the re-balancing of the S&P 500 Index, spurring […]

See ‘Tremendous Value’ in Stock Dive

See ‘Tremendous Value’ in Stock Dive

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Savvy investors are not worried about Southside risk in here. Investment guru Leon Cooperman said he is finding “tremendous value” in many stocks right now amid the market plunge. The Omega Advisors founder said he does not really see any signs of a lasting Bear market and urged savvy investors to buy “their […]

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis $SPY This Wall Street Bull market was born at the depths of a financial crisis, and it has just became the longest ever recorded. Low valuations, little competition and EP/S growth that looked spectacular, but inline with historical trends, these were the forces that […]

Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms

Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms

Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX “Valuations are now so obscenely elevated that even an outcome that fluctuates modestly about some new, higher average would easily take the S&P 500 35 -40% lower over the completion of the current market cycle,” fund manager John Hussman said in an […]

Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations”

Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations”

Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations” $SPY Yale Economist Robert Shiller advises savvy investors not to give into temptation to dump your stocks just because valuations are high. “If I was giving you advice: Do nothing. Don’t pull out. Don’t go in,” the Nobel laureate economist said on TV. Investors are dialing back […]

AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism at 6-Week Highs The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next 6 months. The survey period runs from Thursday (12:01a […]

AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017 Neutral Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since Early November 2016  $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next six months. The survey period runs […]

Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise

Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise

Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Yale economist Robert Shiller admits that he does not know “what to make” of surging US stocks now Thursday he offer some of his sage advice to savvy investors: “Markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps, be careful.” […]

People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks

People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks

People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The post-election Trump Rally has taken stock market indexes to all-time highs, and the recent gains raise some interesting Q’s. Below are some thoughts on the action that you may find useful, as follows: Sentiment: Has spiked as the market has run up. […]

October Stock Market Events: The Panic of 1907, Crash of 1929, Black Monday 1987

October Stock Market Events: The Panic of 1907, Crash of 1929, Black Monday 1987

October Stock Market Events: The Panic of 1907, Crash of 1929, Black Monday 1987 $SPY October is also notable for this Key reason: the performance of Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index from 31 July to 31 October has a way of predicting the Winner of the Presidential election. Tte pattern is solid, as shown in […]

The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending

The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending

The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending $GLD, $ABX, $NEM The $50-B Gold industry deal spree is extending into its 3rd year, even as the rising bullion price makes sealing transactions and valuing mines more difficult. Gold has regained its “shine” as investors seek havens from volatile markets and weak interest rates. While the […]

The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors

The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors

The US “Earnings Recession” is Not Registering with Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US earnings recession should be dampening the 7-year-old Bull Market, but it is not registering with investors. Quarterly profits in the S&P 500 Index are about to fall yet again, extending a streak of declines poised to match the longest earnings […]

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines $GLD, $SLV Looking at the global economy today we see several worrying developments. Currency devaluations and negative interest rate policies, + slow-to-no economic growth in both developed and developing economies. Experienced investors are trying to make “heads or tails” of today’s financial markets. The Big […]

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]