Category Archives: Week in Review

Week In Review – May 18

Summary Omnifarious selling in emerging markets this week and signal global liquidity is tightening up EM 10-year yields higher across the board from Mexico up 20 bps to Turkey up 125 bps Euro periphery spreads blow out. Italy 34 bps … Continue reading

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Week In Review – April 27

Markets were able to hold up on the back of blow out earnings from Amazon and other tech companies, finishing flattish for the week.  The S&P500 made a lower high and a  lower low compared to last week. The S&P500 … Continue reading

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Week In Review – April 20

Bond Yields, Bond Yields, and More Bond Yields  The U.S. 10-year closed at its highest yield on a weekly basis since year-end 2013. A weekly close above 3.03 percent signals big trouble ahead.   The confluence of fundamentals – i.e., inflationary … Continue reading

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Week In Review – April 13

   

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Week in Review – April 6

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Q1 in Review

Q1: Lake Placid To The Mavericks The markets closed out the quarter trying to recover from one of the biggest volatility shocks in history, which began in early February.   The question for Q2 is:  Was the v-shock a one-off or a … Continue reading

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Week In Review – March 23

Third Test Of Lows Comng The Dow and S&P500 are on their way to a third test of Feb. 9th lows.  The S&P bounced slightly off the 200-day into the close on Friday.  Maybe a little more to the bounce … Continue reading

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Week In Review – March 16

Equity markets are still struggling to get back to all-time highs as geopolitical and U.S. domestic political risk is on the rise and growth projections ratchet lower. Corporate spreads are blowing out again. The U.S. 10-year yield is very sticky, … Continue reading

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Week In Review – February 23

Bonds Are The Dog Wagging The Equity Tail A relatively quiet week on a close-to-close basis as not much movement because of no move in the bond.  The bond-stock correlation is extremely high.   The bond and S&P500 have moved in … Continue reading

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Week In Review – February 16

Nice bounce. The S&P500 is up 7.88 percent off the low and has recovered 58.65 percent of its loss.  It looks like the pivot is the .618 Fibonacci retracement level, which it traded through but could not hold as the … Continue reading

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