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Since Easter is a time of family, compassion, forgiveness and resurrection, I thought this would be a good weekend to think about the income inequality/wealth g...

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  • 5 Things To Ponder: Income Inequality
    By on April 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Since Easter is a time of family, compassion, forgiveness and resurrection, I thought this would be a good weekend to think about the income inequality/wealth gap which will be part of the mid-term election debate. There are many questions that must be answered from not only “how” to solve the...
  • Astro-Technical Market Review: Next Few Days Could Ki...
    By on April 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The next few days could kill the 5-year Bull run which has lifted some major stock indices to all-time highs. It is the week in which the extreme energy of a Cardinal Grand Cross involving Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto hits its exact orb with all four planets at 13 degrees … of Aries, Cancer...
  • Why US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe
    By on April 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.  The numbers don’t add up, and they never will. Let’s begin with the facts: 16% of natural gas consumed in Europe flows through Ukraine Mar 14, 2014 Europe, including all EU me...
  • SPX Topping Valuations 3
    By on April 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The lofty stock markets are starting to wobble, with selloffs’ frequency and sharpness increasing.  The dominant reason the Fed’s stock levitation is running out of steam is severe overvaluation.  Stocks are just far too expensive today compared to historic precedent, a dangerous state seen wh...
  • Short-Term Market Patterns Continue
    By on April 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The market has been following its short-term pattern tendencies to an unusually precise degree. The ‘monthly strength period’ and end-of-quarter ‘window dressing’ came and went on schedule, and produced their typical rally. Then the market responded to the monthly jobs report in its typical...
  • Why Historical Market Comparisons Are Meaningless
    By on April 20, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    As Chief Strategist for STA Wealth Management I start each and every day by consuming copious amounts of a heavily caffeinated beverage and a data feed from a litany of web and blog sites. Over the last couple of days in particular, they have been numerous articles on whether the market is current...
  • Why There Is More To Economic Slowdown Than Just Weat...
    By on April 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The stock market has hung in there so far this year in spite of negative economic reports from December through February that indicated the economy was slowing significantly. Not that the market continued its winter rally. For 2014 so far, the Dow is down 0.9%, the S&P 500 is up just 0.6%, and t...
  • An Amazing Story From Japan
    By on April 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Here’s something you don’t see very often: For a day and a half this week, the Japanese government’s benchmark 10-year bonds attracted not a single successful private sector bid. At today’s artificially-depressed yields, no one wants this paper — except of course the Bank of Japan, which i...
  • The Economy In Pictures: New Update
    By on April 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    I have written extensively about the data behind the headline media reports. I have also discussed the importance of the relationship between the underlying data trends relative to broader macroeconomic perspectives.  However, it is sometimes helpful just to view the various economic indicators and...
  • Matt Taibbi On The Daily Show
    By on April 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The most memorable quote during this Matt Taibbi interview on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart during his interview earlier this month comes at about three minutes in when, in response to the oft-asked question of why no bankers are in jail as a result of the financial crisis, Taibbi remarks, “...
  • Investors Warming Up To Equities Late As Usual
    By on April 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    An interesting article this morning via Investment News caught my attention: “After watching the stock market climb from peak to peak last year, investors are finally starting to warm up to equities.   More than 85% of investors are feeling optimistic about the investment landscape, an...
  • What One Big Bear Has Been Waiting For …
    By on April 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Most investors are complacent — they do not want to hear what bears have to say. Not You! You know the value of seeing both sides of the big picture. And maybe you are already wondering how much higher this rally can climb. Today we have an eye-opening report for you from Elliott Wave Intern...

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