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ChartBrief 187 – Bond Market Seasonality

Most investors are fairly familiar with the concept of seasonality in the stockmarket, with aphorisms such as "sell in May" baked into the market consciousness. But what about the...

Get ready for the deluge in the Treasury market this week

With the U.S. financial markets closed for Presidents’ Day and with markets in China and Hong Kong still closed for the Lunar New Year, it’s a slow news day...

This Bond ETF Can Alert You To A Big Move in...

In my last Trades & Tutorials post I showed you how powerful the 30-minute Opening Range (O.R.) is at enabling you to determine the trend of the market on...

V bottom or double top before deeper correction

As of yesterday the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index had climbed 5.8% in the last five trading sessions. That recouped much of the 9.03% drop (not quite an...

More evidence today that inflation is creeping higher

No index here with the headline clout of yesterday’s CPI (Consumer Price Index) but the message from three indexes today reinforces the story in yesterday’s CPI data: inflation pressures...

Inflation continues to creep higher in today’s CPI report; Treasury yields...

Headline CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation climbed 0.5% in January, the Labor Department announced today. That was above the 0.4% increase expected by economists surveyed by Briefing.com. (Economists surveyed...

Higher long-term volatility lurks in widening spread of interest rate forecasts

Today Goldman Sachs projected that the yield on the Treasury 10-year note will climb as high as 3.5% in the next six months. In addition, the Wall Street giant...

A constructive day but the short-term key remains CPI inflation on...

The Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both finished in the green today, up 1.39% and 1.70%, respectively, after having held off a bout of...

Sentiment Snapshot: Back to Business

The much awaited and widely predicted correction (that no one really ended up predicting) has turned 2 weeks old now, and driven the S&P500 down almost -12% top to...

The financial markets are in shock at Washington’s debt plans

Notice that the signing of a bill early this morning to keep the government open and to fund operations for two years hasn’t resulted in a serious rally in...

Forget about stability–bond fears driving stocks lower again

Here we go again. After a pause that raised hopes that the slide in U.S. stocks was over, today the sell off has resumed. As of 3:30 p.m. New York...
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