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Ignore the 10’s Minus 2’s Yield Curve Nonsense

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The fickle and herd-like nature of the financial markets is on clear display right now, as conversations about the yield curve again take center stage. Last week, the 10-year note yield momentarily dipped below that of the 2-year yield (it did not close below that mark) and this has set off a frenzy of commentary that in my opinion, is completely misplaced.


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Posted in: China Commodities Dow Theory Gold Oil Yield Curve

Bullish Price Action, Lackluster Data

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When the market collapses as it did during December, it’s usually a function of ETF and futures driven selling. Rather than going through the process of selling individual stocks, larger investors use these baskets of securities to effectively sell everything at once. This is especially true when we’re talking about short-term, algorithmic style trading.


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Posted in: Commodities Economy Global Growth Oil Sectors

Fed Helps Market Gain Traction

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I’ve been in the retest camp for some time now, expecting the market to plumb the lows from Christmas Eve, but the market has steadfastly moved higher. In part this is due to earnings coming in better than expected (and guidance not being as awful), but I also believe a lot of it has to do with the marked shift from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.


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Posted in: Federal Reserve Inflation Market Breadth Oil PMI Data

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