Category Archives: Global Stock Performance

Year in Review

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VIX Has Largest Weekly Down Move Since Inception

The CBOE has a nice piece out noting this week’s 39.1 percent collapse in the VIX was the largest weekly percent down move since the index was launched in January 1990.  The week also saw record volume days for the … Continue reading

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DAX and CAC Break Out

The girls with the Draghi Tattoo are breaking out. That is,  the German DAX and French CAC stock indexes are making  new highs.   Ever since the ECB’s Mario Draghi  “whatever it takes to preserve the euro” speech,  these markets have performing … Continue reading

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Global Equity Rally Hangs By A Thread

This is a critical week for most major global equity indices.   Many are right at or just through their trend support lines and ironically have been selling off since the September 13th announcement of further quantitative easing. With the Fed … Continue reading

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Mr. October’s Interesting Charts

France’s CAC took a big hit last week (-4.98 percent) breaking key support and its 50-day moving average. The Brazilian Bovespa gave back 3.5 percent and looks to test its short-term uptrend, which also coincides with the 50-day moving average. … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Charts: S&P500 and Russell 2000

Interesting divergence between the S&P500 and Russell 2000 in the month of July.   The S&P is in a classic short-term uptrend, making higher highs and higher lows since bottoming in early June.  The Russell, however, after making a short-term high … Continue reading

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Nikkei Ugly

Seems like yesterday that everyone wanted to emulate the Japanese. The Nikkei stock index is down 78 percent a little more than 22 years after its peak at the end of 989.   Imagine the U.S. equivalent –  the S&P500 at … Continue reading

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The Facebook IPO & Market Game Theory

Tough markets. The Dow and Russell are just one more bad trading day from giving up all their gains for the year.   France,  Brazil, and UK equities are now negative for 2012.  Most Asian equity indices have broken their … Continue reading

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Ugly Week for Global Equities

It’s turning out to be a very ugly week for Mr. Risk.  Can the 38 Special (Facebook) turn the markets on Friday?  Hearing FB won’t start trading until 11:00 AM.  Enough time for the market to hurl and provide the … Continue reading

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Will 1340 Hold?

The S&P500 has broke its initial support at 1360 and has held above 1340.  The question is will the JP Morgan news be the catalyst for a true test of 1340?   The markets are getting very choppy and its hard … Continue reading

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