It’s all about Symmetry

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It looks for now that the short-term supports have held and while we could see some volatility in the weeks ahead, I believe that the Fed will come to the rescue. However, probably not until the September or perhaps in the 11th hour at their October FOMC meeting. I don’t see any major shifts of Read more…

Fall Equinox Outlook

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The market continues its fit and start jolting move higher. The main driver remains the zero interest rate environments, coupled with the enabling QE program. Searching for yield? Well the only liquid answer is equities. This week I reported that even central banks “sovereigns” are seeking better returns as their returns on interest continues to Read more…

-2.9% GDP

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-2.9% remember that number. The market sold off yesterday, but still remains above the upper-short-term support levels. The situation remains status quo as the West continues to stimulate the economies with their zero interest rates, money printing, and bond buying. Yesterday I mentioned the new murky waters of some central banks now buying equities and Read more…

Fiatoctopus

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The Fed kept to the status quo and while many read the “tea leafs” with their own interpretation, the facts remain that rates are at zero, Fed continues to print money, and continues with their asset purchases. The fellow Western nations, including Japan, are slightly more aggressive in their monetary policy, with Europe setting bank Read more…

Scout Motto – Be Prepared!

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The situation in Iraq is certainly concerning and there is no clear or clean answer. No doubt Iraq was, is, and will always be a nation of sectarian to an extent that trying to rule in a non-partisan way will only bring forth violence. Saddam Hussein ruled with an iron partisan fist and Prime Minister Read more…

It’s all about the Fed!

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The market is fairly resilient at these levels. We have not broken support levels, despite all the volatility arising in Iraq. Meanwhile the Ukraine situation, while recently out of the 24-hr news cycle, may now see headlines as Russia has turned off the gas supply lines into the nation. Part of the issue is the Read more…

No Inflation?

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The ISIS militants in Iraq are capturing all the headlines this morning. The nation of Iraq and Syria are morphing into the pre-WWI region where borders were NOT drawn on a map, but rather based on tribes.  As disgusting as it maybe, it was a military dictator (Hussein) and a heavy hand that kept a Read more…

Global Volatility

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It looks like we may be in for not a quite summer after-all. Oil prices on the rise as violence increases in Iraq, the IMF is warning about the rise in prices in the global housing market, more economist are stating the Fed has economic growth to high and ignoring inflation risk, CPI breached the Read more…

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