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    1. T/A December 2014,,,, Go For It.


      Sun, 30 Nov 2014

      The $ SPX closed out Novemeber with a 2.5% gain for the month. A measured move calculation indicates that the current leg should rise

    2. Mind the (International) Gap


      Tue, 28 Oct 2014

      relative underperformance of the EAFE, generally associated with the continued economic and market malaise in Europe, the EAFE/ SPX relative strength index has now fallen to levels not observed since the early 1970s. The post-financial crisis years have

    3. Yahoo Finance Interactive Charts


      Wed, 22 Oct 2014

      settings for 50-dMA and 200-dMA are not meaningful for them. Alternate is to use StockCharts [free up to 3 yrs]. SP500 is $ SPX but it is more illustrative to use ETF SPY . With SPY , one gets distribution-adjusted-prices [a way to account for reinvestments

    4. T/A October 2014... The Buck is trending up.


      Wed, 1 Oct 2014

      the fed rate on treasuries. Meanwhile, we have a headwind for stocks and commodities to deal with. The daily chart for the $ SPX developed an expanding triangle pattern in Sept. This pattern in notoriously bearish and the bottom trendline may be broken

    5. T/A September 2014,,,,, Reading Volume


      Sat, 30 Aug 2014

      that is accompanied by shrinking volume is likely to change direction. The thumbnail chart on the far left side of the daily SPX chart shows that the recent rally of the S&P 500 was accompanied by declining volume. The conclusion would be that the August

    6. From Barron’s, July 21, 2014 (Part 1)


      Sat, 19 Jul 2014

      passing first-ever reference to the low VIX in the FOMC Minutes . The options skew is high [ Barron’s reports raw data on SPX skew, but not the CBOE SKEW that was quite elevated at 141.19 ]. Hedging via options may not remain as cheap. Pg M14, Commodities

    7. CBOE SKEW


      Wed, 9 Jul 2014

      website, I found a SKEW methodology document. Few points: 1. VIX is related to the possible 30-day extent of movement in SPX . SKEW is related to the 30-day probability of a downside fat-tail. 2. A theoretical neutral SKEW is 100 [ never realized

    8. T/A June 2014 "STABILITY"


      Sat, 31 May 2014

      that is not easily changed or unlikely to change." To briefly recap the trading activities for the month of May, the weekly SPX chart indicates that stocks are at an all time high. Momentum oscillators are rising in a tight line. Trading volume and volatility

    9. Incorrect Symbol to Asset Relationships


      Sat, 17 May 2014

      retrieves Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp (should be PowerShares Insured National Muni Bond) SCZ retrieves Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd (should be iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap) SPX retrieves Stellar AfricaGold Inc (should be S&P 500 PR) Gatorbyter

    10. T/A May 2014 -- SPY "Home On The Range"


      Wed, 30 Apr 2014

      momentum stocks that is masked by the . SPX level perched near YTD highs (see below ..... 3 major asset categories: EQUITIES: $ SPX First some context: We have not had an ..... a very long time. In 2013 and YTD the . SPX was not able to decisively break the 100

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