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Preparing for the Trump Tantrum

Preparing for the Trump Tantrum US equities recovered moderately after the sharp decline yesterday; investors were in buy the dip mode during a rare US equities market pull back. Despite the amount of ink spilt over the health care vote, fundamentally the  US economic landscape looks bright, and investors were quick to snap up bargains. However, news of the deplorable terrorist attack in London held the upward momentum in check. US Congress will vote on the AHCA ...

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US Policy Risk Highlights Politically Charged 2017 for Markets

Overbought. Technically tired. There are more sellers than buyers. These phrases describe the state of the stock market in the last session-and-a-half. No doubt, the stock market is long overdue for a correction, after a scorching rally since the election, and a solid start to 2017. Stocks went 109 days without a 1 percent daily decline, a relatively unusual duration. There is no...

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A Dollar story not a Yuan story

US stock indexes posted their largest drop on Tuesday since the November election of US President Donald Trump with investors concerned about the ability of the new administration to implement its pro-business policy agenda. Overnight, the dollar index slid below 100 for the first time since early February, extending a downtrend that began last week when the Federal Reserve disappointed some investors by signalling ...

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Trump Trade on the Ropes

The Trump Trade on the Ropes The markets were looking rather positive for risk when I clocked out yesterday, as election fears in France subside after a steady performance from Macron. It all went downhill rapidly in the NY session as there are concerns about whether Trump and Ryan have enough votes to pass their new healthcare bill (repealing Obamacare) through Congress on Thursday, which brings into question their ability to pass tax and spending reforms further down the ...

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Slow Start to Spring

Further indecision in the markets as a lack of participation kept volume and intraday price changes to a minimum. The biggest hit came to the Russell 2000. It lost just over 0.5% as profit taking struck the index more so than the Nasdaq and S&P. It wasn't a significant reversal, but it keeps dip buyers on their toes.The S&P did little. Small losses on light volume with...

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Morning Charts 03/20/2017 SPX /es

Northy says 11 Fed speakers this week. Oh joy!STB bracket challenge still anyone's game as Duke and a few others delivered bracket busting blows to many players. On to the lie - More consolidation. SPX 5m - Possible descending triangle. SPX 15m - Gonna be a slow week unless we get fireworks. Freedom watch - Get ur popcorn ready. Suspense Builds Over James Comey's Testimony On Russian "Hacking" Of US Elections, Trump's Alleged Wiretap Well, some of us knew this was happening all along...

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Nasdaq Volatility at New Lows

While the Nasdaq has reached new highs, the VXN has pushed to lows not seen in over 20 years. This complacency makes it difficult to know how long this lack of fear can go on. The one caveat is that as a monthly chart and any uptick in volatility could take years before it tops out; how will Trump trigger this ...

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Six Takeaways From Markets Reaction to the Fed

The markets’ immediate response to the Fed’s hike on Wednesday included an impressive run-up in stocks and significantly lower yields on U.S. government bonds. Some market observers hailed the benefits of a “dovish hike” by a “Goldilocks Fed.” Others cautioned against overextrapolating from what was mainly a technically-driven move. In assessing these and other views, here are six things you should know...

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UK Commercial Recovery Losing Steam

Growth in British commercial property prices slowed for a second month in February, a closely-watched index showed on Thursday, denting a recovery seen in the last quarter of 2016 following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The value of British commercial property assets grew 0.17 percent in February compared with January, according to MSCI’s (MSCI.N) IPD real estate index, overshadowing largely stable...

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