As Good As It Gets?

Chart 1 shows decent relationship between year-over-year change in the S&P 500 large cap index and the ISM manufacturing index. U.S. manufacturing activity has picked up – from 49.4 last August to 57.5 in February.  The 8.3-point six-month jump is … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of February 28, 2017. 10-year note: By Friday last week, fed funds futures were putting the odds of a rate hike in the upcoming FOMC meeting (March 14-15) at 34 percent.  By Monday, … Continued

Dow On Pace To Creating History, Even As Sources Of Tailwind Stretched

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The Dow Industrials is on pace to creating history this week.  Last Friday, it rose for 11 sessions in a row, for a cumulative gain of 3.8 percent.  The longest streak was recorded in January 1987 when it rallied 11 … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of February 21, 2017. 10-year note: Are we in for a March shock? Post-FOMC minutes on Wednesday, fed funds futures were pricing in a 32-percent chance of a rate hike in the March … Continued

Bulls Momentum-Drunk – Rightly So Thus Far – But Momentum Cuts Both Ways

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Say what you want, equity bulls deserve kudos! There is an unprecedented bid under the market particularly since the election (November 8) last year.  The S&P 500 large cap index has nearly rallied 11 percent since!  The rubber band keeps … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of February 14, 2017. 10-year note: On February 15, 10-year yields hit 2.52 percent before retreating.  That high tagged a declining trend line from December 15 when yields hit 2.62 percent intraday.  This … Continued

China’s Receding Treasury Holdings And 10-Year Yields

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China’s Treasury holdings rose by $9.1 billion month-over-month in December.  This comes in the wake of six consecutive months of contraction during which it sold $194.7 billion worth.  This was the first monthly increase since last May. Coincidentally or not, … Continued

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