Flatter Yield Curve Makes Fed’s Job Harder – Rally In Financials In Limbo

Ten-year Treasury yields are not going along with the Fed’s tightening posture.  This could be because of a technical reason or yields could be sending an ominous message. Yields reached a historic low 1.34 percent last July, and have been … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of March 14, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net short 194.4k, down 104.1k. Equities up. Gold up.  The US dollar index down.  Ten-year Treasury yields down.  This is how markets reacted to Wednesday’s FOMC … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of March 7, 2017. 10-year note: The Janet Yellen-led Fed – and the one led by her predecessor Ben Bernanke – believe in the wealth effect.  Since the financial crisis, anytime equities came … Continued

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

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