Category Archives: Equities

Russell Turns Up

The Russell 2000, which was selling off while the S&P500 was making new highs, is behaving better and worth watching here as it has turned up before the other indices (see chart).  Whether this is just short covering or a … Continue reading

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Nasdaq Key Technical Levels

The Nasdaq is holding up better than the S&P500 and Dow, off only 3.37 percent from its recent high, and yet to test its 100-day.  The index has even yet to break its 38.2 Fib retracement of the April 15 … Continue reading

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Showtime for the S&P500

It’s showtime for the S&P500, which managed to hold and bounce from its 100-day moving average today.   The bulls must continue their defense of the November 2012 trendline and the 50% retracement at the 1895-1900-ish level.   Would love to see … Continue reading

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Who’s the fairest index of all? – FT

Most active fund managers fail to beat their benchmark index. But it’s worse than that. That benchmark is often weighted by market value, meaning the most expensive stocks are overweighted. Tim Edwards, director of index strategy at S&P Dow Jones … Continue reading

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Fine-tuning Shiller’s Cape – FT

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller is famous for the cyclically adjusted price earnings ratio (Cape), which he used to predict the dotcom bubble. Alain Bokobza, of Société Générale, argues to the FT’s John Authers that it now needs adjustment for tax … Continue reading

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Gilead’s Cup w/ Handle

Gilead triggered a nice cup with handle setup.   Some follow through increases the probability of the measured move at $106 will be acquired.   Always with a stop. (click here if chart is not observable)  

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Quest for yield in emerging markets – FT

FT senior investment columnist John Authers talks to Omar Negyal, portfolio manager, emerging markets income, at JP Morgan about his strategy to capitalise on cheap emerging markets by focusing on dividend yields. For more video content from the Financial Times, … Continue reading

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Q2 Global Equity Market Performance

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) Breaks Out

The market looks like it has already settled in to the dog days of summer.  Here is one stock moving and triggered a nice cup with handle set up.  The measured move target for Palo Alto Networks is around $104 … Continue reading

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How a single principle of physics governs nature and society – TedX

Victor Niederhoffer calls this The Most Stimulating Video About Markets I Have Seen in Years.  Hat tip Daily Speculations. Adrian Bejan is most recently the author of “Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, … Continue reading

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