Category: Markets

Double V Correction Now?

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  • Michael Gayed

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“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.” – W. C. Fields It’s good to know markets can actually move in more than one direction, isn’t it? Last year, for lack of a better way of saying it, simply sucked. The three major declines of February, October, and December were incredibly […]

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The Great Paradox in Markets

Over the past few weeks, the stock market has moved from an oversold extreme to an overbought extreme, a function of the violent December sell-off followed by the near-vertical rally. On December 24, the S&P 500 closed at 2,351, down 14.8% on the month and 20% from its all-time high. Notably, the NYSE McCllellan Oscillator […]

2018: The Year in Charts

These are the charts and themes that tell the story of 2018… I. All Good Things… …must come to an end. After 9 straight years of gains, the S&P 500 finished down 4.4% in 2018, its first down year since 2008. The record run from 2009-2017 thus ends in a tie with 1991-1999 for the […]

The Long Pause

  • Fed, Markets
  • Charlie Bilello

The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the 9th time this month, bringing the Fed Funds Rate up to a range of 2.25% – 2.50%. The move should have surprised no one, as the bond market was pricing it in for some time. Over the past 3 years, at every FOMC meeting where the market […]

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