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E The S&P 500's YTD Rally Is More A Function Of Liquidity Than Earnings Results And Sentiment
The S&P 500's YTD rally has not been driven by the typical earnings and revenue results, but rather something vastly more important at this stage of the bull market.
EC What Will Impact S&P 500 Trend In Early 2019
The headwinds facing the S&P 500 in the early portion of 2018 beg for resolution. Given the headwinds are manmade crises, they can be easily resolved. Keep in mind, since 2016 we've moved from one manmade crisis to the next. Markets adjust!
Final Trading Day Of 2018 Is Met With Bearish Sentiment For 2019
Markets enter final trading day of the year as pensions continue to rebalance. Outlook for 2019 finds investor digging out of a large hole for which markets had their worst year in nearly a decade.
A Deep Dive Into The Latest FOMC Day
The Fed's messaging proficiency is anything but proficient. The market is down some 15% from its September peak, even with the VIX somewhat subdued. What is next remains to be seen, but the Fed "put" is now in question.
E Markets Linger At Critically Low Levels Going Into Another Critical Week Of Trading
We head into a trading week with SPX at critically low levels and valued less than that over the past 5 years. Headwinds remain abundant with Brexit looming, U.S. government shutdown potential and Wednesday's FOMC press conference/hike.
Euphoria Fades From The Market, But Marko Kolanovic Doesn't Fade From His Forecast
A trade truce, dovish Fed and rebounding oil price have improved market sentiment, but sentiment has proven fleeting. Marko Kolanovic tackles the media narrative that constantly shifts to fit the market moves.


Latest Comments
Sorry Bulls, The Fed Isn’t Going To Save You This Time
1 month ago

But in past articles you've blamed the Fed for this that and the other? If the Fed is the blame, why can't it be the solution? Unless the former was the wrong premise to begin with and more a permabear narrative without substantive qualifications?

In this article: SPX
Earnings Estimates Coming Down
2 months ago

Take offense? Not sure why anyone would "take offense" or why that question would be front of mind. It was a simple request for an otherwise well-appreciated author. Nonetheless, it's quite terribly littered with grammatical issues a reader has to contend with. Starts from the top and works its way through and to the bottom of the narrative.

"As you can see, the proportion of Q3 revenue beats in the lowest in almost two years (75% of S&P 500 members have reported Q3 results already, as of Friday, November 2)."

Just one example near the top that is most apparent to the laymen.

In this article: TXN, XOM, LLY, MMM, RL, CVX, DIS, KORS, CAT, AAPL
Earnings Estimates Coming Down
2 months ago

Do some grammar checking kindly

In this article: TXN, XOM, LLY, MMM, RL, CVX, DIS, KORS, CAT, AAPL
Will October's Swoon Turn Into A November Boon For Investors
2 months ago

Do you mean last half of 2019? Not exactly his own ringing endorcement of retail business savvy. Did a pretty bang-up job at SHLD.

Wading Through The Market During Earnings Season
3 months ago

It's a good thing housing is barely 1/4 of of U.S. output.

In this article: VIX, SPX
Wading Through The Market During Earnings Season
3 months ago

It's a good thing government data doesn't just focus on NYC then now isn't it.

In this article: VIX, SPX
Higher Rates Will Hurt Stocks Far More Than You Think - Part 1
3 months ago

What’s the household debt to income ratio? Corporations can’t print money, tell that to the banks and autos that recieved bailouts. That’s not to say we weren’t on the brink when they did via the Fed, but if you don’t think the retailers will have the same demand/need and find the same treatment “next time”, ya might be fooling yourself.

In this article: VEU
Gundlach's Warnings & Fear Mongering: Several Years In The Making
4 months ago

Simply put the companies are not engaging in financial engineering when they fully understand the probability of interest rates rising above the previous bull market's peak yield cycle. In fact, that's an impossibility. So it becomes a more simplistic decision, get taxed on the cash held over seas or pay a yield on the debt that is substantially less than that tax. In what world does a CFO accept the latter? So when we further evaluate the quality of debt, even with regards to the decision making by corporates, the quality of the decision is high.

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