Wkly Options Market Round-Up thru June 3rd 2016; Bad US Jobs Numbers means what?

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Jun 052016
 

Folks, we had a very interesting end to an otherwise normal slightly bullish trading week! The US Jobs Numbers were, to put it bluntly; -well they sucked! All analysts and market technicians missed big time with the numbers coming in at 38,000 and unemployment dropping to 4.7% driven mostly by many leaving the actual labor market. If you counted these people in the actual job numbers then the US employment rate would jump up to about 20% or in that range! This calculation was changed back when Carter was President and of course I believe it masks the true weakness of US Equities. But as bad as these numbers were, the day say price action fight back the initial shock and close well off the day’s lows. Here is my take on what can happen next across different asset classes;

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Wkly Market Round-Up thru May 27th 2016: Approaching All Time Highs!

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May 292016
 

Hey Everyone! I want to wish all of our US members a happy Memorial Day. We now can kick off the official start to the Summer Season which also tends to be a weaker time for bullish price action in the S&P 500. Thus far, it does not appear the markets want to give up its run higher. Here is my take on the current price action;

 

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Wkly Market Round-Up thru May 20th 2016; Truth or Dare

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May 222016
 

Hey Folks, we have an interesting market week coming up as we head into a long US Memorial Day Holiday weekend. The markets appear to be in the Twilight Zone where gravity and rational forces are at odds with expectations and objectives. Here is my view on where the markets currently find themselves;

 

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Wkly Market Round-Up thru May 13th 2016; Is the Market getting tired?

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May 152016
 

Hey everyone, I hope you are all enjoying a nice weekend with family and friends. The markets appear to be a bit “tired” and in need of some oxygen. Who, or what will be the supplier? Or will one show up only to have someone else step on the hose! Check out my thoughts on the matter in this week’s update. Enjoy;

 

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Wkly Market Round-Up thru May 6th 2016; — Will this pattern repeat itself?

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May 062016
 

Hey Everyone! First I want to wish all of our Mothers out there a very happy Mother’s Day Weekend! Enjoy! Now for the financial markets I am sure most of you have heard of the term, sell in May and then go away…well at least until October when the markets begin a strong historical bullish trend to end the year. Now the current price action has slowly drifted to the downside for the past few weeks although volatility has not really moved much higher; –at least not yet! Here is my take on the current market price action as we begin the historically slow time of the year for the markets;

 

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