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  • Technically Speaking: Visualizing 10-Reasons For Caut...
    By on August 9, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    I know…I know… There seems to be absolutely nothing that can derail the current bull market. Geopolitical conflict – NOPE Political intrigue – NOPE Fed Reserve reducing liquidity to the markets – NOPE Lack of expected tax cuts, reform, and infrastructure spending – NOPE, NOPE, and NOPE....
  • Is This The Bubble?
    By on August 7, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    As a portfolio manager, I start each morning by consuming copious amounts of a heavily caffeinated beverage and a data feed from a litany of web and blog sites. Over the last few days, as asset prices have set new records, there have been numerous articles on whether the market is currently in a bu...
  • Technically Speaking: I Bought It For The Dividend!!
    By on August 4, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Okay, I have to discuss something this week that has been bugging me. I have had several emails as of late suggesting one of the biggest investing fallacies stated during late stage bull market advances. “I don’t care about the price, I bought it for the yield.” First of all, let’s clear up ...
  • The Perfect Crash Indicator Is Flashing Red!
    By on August 2, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    What’s the last big toy you buy when things have been good for a really long time and you already have all the other toys? An RV, of course. A dubious thing to own if you already have a house, but when the good times seem likely to roll on forever, why the hell not? And what’s the first thing yo...
  • Three Black Swans
    By on August 2, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    “The world in which we live has an increasing number of feedback loops, causing events to be the cause of more events (say, people buy a book because other people bought it), thus generating snowballs and arbitrary and unpredictable planet-wide winner-take-all effects.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb...
  • A Mystery Investor Has Made A 262 Million Dollar Bet ...
    By on July 27, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    One mystery trader has made an extremely large bet that the stock market is going to crash by October, and if he is right he could potentially make up to 262 million dollars on the deal.  Fortunes were made and lost during the great financial crisis of 2008, and the same thing will happen again th...
  • Fundamentally Speaking: Earnings At Risk
    By on July 27, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    As we get into the midst of the Q2 earnings season, we can take a closer look at the results through the 1st quarter of the year. Despite the exuberance from the media over the “number of companies that beat estimates” during the most recent reported period, 12-month operating earnings per s...
  • Preparing for the End Game
    By on July 27, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    A Potential Road Map for the End of the Current Bull Market & Economic Expansion History books refer to the last economic slowdown we experienced, triggered by the 2007-2008 financial crisis, as the Great Recession. Its impacts were so severe—the worst global recession since the Great Depress...
  • Apple: When Prices Are Falling, TWO Numbers Matter Mo...
    By on July 20, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    On June 29, the Apple iPhone turned 10 years old. But, for many, the mood surrounding the milestone was less than celebratory. Reason being, in June alone, Apple Inc. (AAPL) plunged 6% to two-month lows amidst a broad-scale bruising of the global tech sector. And so, the cursor on some Smartphone s...
  • Yellen, Employment & Policy Errors
    By on July 19, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    In Janet Yellen’s semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday, she made reference to the ongoing strength of employment as one of the reasons for continuing to “normalize” monetary policy by lifting interest rates and reducing the existing bond holdings of the Federal Reserve. To wit: ...
  • Is This The Generation That Is Going To Financially D...
    By on July 19, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Did you know that the federal government is going to spend more than 4 trillion dollars this year?  To put that into perspective, U.S. GDP for the entire year of 2017 is going to be somewhere between 18 and 19 trillion dollars.  So when you are talking about 4 trillion dollars you are talking abou...
  • Our Financial Buffers Are Thinning
    By on July 19, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    The fragility of our financial buffers will only be revealed when they fail in the next crisis. While buffer has a specific meaning in chemistry, I am using the word in the broad sense of a reserve resource that absorbs the initial destructive impacts of crises or system overloads. Marshland alon...
  • Treasury Yields: A Long-Term Perspective
    By on July 18, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Let’s have a look at a long-term perspective on Treasury yields as of Friday’s close. The chart below shows the 10-Year Constant Maturity yield since 1962 along with the Federal Funds Rate (FFR) and inflation. The range has been astonishing. The stagflation that set in after the 1973 Oi...
  • Technically Speaking: Valuation Measures & Forwa...
    By on July 13, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    On the “Real Investment Hour” on Tuesday night, I addressed the issue of price versus fundamentals. In the short-term, a period of one-year or less, political, fundamental, and economic data has very little influence over the market. This is especially the case in a late-stage bull market adva...
  • 3 Videos + 8 Charts = Opportunities You Need to See &...
    By on July 13, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    Our friends at Elliott Wave International (EWI) regularly put out great free content on their site. If you’ve visited their site before, you may have seen “Chart of the Day,” a featured series of videos that take a quick, but close examination of a chart from one of EWI’s pai...
  • The Breaking Point and Death Of Keynes
    By on July 11, 2017 | No Comments  Comments
    You can almost hear the announcer for the movie trailer; “In a world stricken by financial crisis, a country plagued by spiraling deficits and cities on the verge of collapse – a war is being waged; gauntlet’s thrown down and at the heart of it all; two dead white guys battling over the fate o...

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