Wkly Market Round-Up thru Nov 18th 2016: Trumpflation vs. Deflation

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Nov 192016
 

Hey Folks, I hope you are having a great weekend. As a reminder for all, next week is a big holiday week in the US Markets with all US markets closed on Thursday and open a half day on Friday. In this holiday shortened week we can expect lower trading volume as the week progresses thru the holiday. This coming Friday is known as “Black Friday” where all Retails officially kick off the Holiday sales so it will prove most interesting to see the appetite for consumer spending! Get my take on the state of the current market and where we can go from here now that Trump is the next US President.


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Wkly Market Round-Up thru Nov 11 2016; Clinton Got Trumped! What it means

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Nov 122016
 

Hey Folks, well, this week will go down as one for the ages for traders; -we got the big moves market volatility was calling for and in both directions, yet we ended up in a surprise move higher! Markets are realizing that if Trump executes his economic plan this could be good news for US Corporations while Yellen maintains a dovish Federal Reserve. This combination is a toxic cocktail of easy money and tons of Government spending! A great prescription for price action to move higher! We are also seeing a very large sector rotation going on in markets where big money asset allocation models based upon a Clinton Presidency. Now we are seeing money moving into sectors that look better aligned with a Trump administration. Get my take on the current markets.


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Wkly Market Round-Up thru Nov 4th 2016; Markets Got them US Election Blues!!

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Nov 062016
 

Hey Folks, the current price action we’re seeing in the US markets is unique! In fact, we’re seeing records broken; to include total number of down days in a row (9) and total number of daily moves higher in Volatility (9)…all of this showcases how markets react to the unknown and to potential change. With the US Presidential just around the corner (2 more trading days until the results will be known) I for one will be glad when we get this all behind us. The markets will show increasing sense of fear and higher volatility is the result of that fear! Get my take on the markets in this week’s update by clicking on the video.


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Wkly Market Round-Up thru Oct 28th 2016; –October Surprise!

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Oct 292016
 

Hey Folks, we’ve seen in the past the month of October has always held a number of surprises for the financial markets. We’ve seen in the past the biggest moves down and up in the S&P during the month of October. And today, as we were going into the afternoon hours we get news across the wires talking about the FBI re-opening the Hillary Clinton Email probe. Of course the initial market reaction was to drive Volatility higher and price action lower! Now we saw earlier in the day how the US GDP numbers came in at 2.9% and digging into the details behind the headline number shows an economy that is still growing, albeit very slowly. Now given an upcoming FOMC meeting next week where the markets have all but forecast no chance of a rate hike and of course the US Presidential Elections the following week this fourth Quarter promises to be an interesting one.Get my take here.

“The FBI REOPENED My Investigation, What do you mean like with a CAN OPENER?” Hillary Clinton

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Wkly Market Round-Up thru Oct 21st 2016; Price Action Appears Tired!

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Oct 222016
 

Hey everyone, we finished up this week but barely! The previous two weeks saw price action move lower. We have just kicked off 3rd Quarter Earnings Season and so far it is a mixed result; if a company misses they get severely punished and if they beat price action moves slowly higher. Most markets have come to terms with the idea Central Banks are beginning to withdraw stimulus support and now we have the US FEDs looking to raise rates sooner rather than later; –in fact the forecast is for a 65%+ probability of a rate hike this December. So we are seeing most price movement within a larger range with most money on the sidelines until we can get thru the US Elections, Earnings and the potential rate hike this December. Here is my take on this current market in our video update for this week.


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Wkly Market Round-Up thru Oct 14th 2016; Who is in the driver’s seat?

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Oct 152016
 

Hey Folks, I hope you are having a good weekend. We’ve seen volatility return to the markets for the past few weeks as price action has reflected more anxiety around a few key issues; Q3 Earnings, a Hard BREXIT, Looming FED Rate Hike and of course the US Presidential Elections! As we finished our second week in a row of down action the way we closed into the weekend as more favorable to the bears than the bulls. We saw a higher open run even higher on key US Bank Earnings from J P Morgan, Citi and Wells Fargo….but it was not enough to keep price levels higher as we moved throughout the day into the weekend. Get my take here on the markets.


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