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BK: Economic Growth Stagnated In January

By - - Market Sentiment on February 23, 2017 12:44 PM 0 Follow-Ups
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Yep, that’s right – despite record high stock prices and reports that the economy is accelerating the truth is the economy stagnated in January. The latest release of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) indicated a decline in economic activity led by industrial production. The 3-month moving average of the CFNAI was -0.3, down […]

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Dan: SPDR Senses Tingling (SPY)

By - - Equities on February 17, 2017 3:17 PM 0 Follow-Ups
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As we’ve mentioned a few times recently (most recently here and here), volatility in the broader market is at a historically significant low level, both realized and in the price of options. On the realized vol front, or how much the market is moving day to day, the SPX has gone 48 consecutive trading days […]

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BK: Passive Investors are Nihilists Man

By - - Market Sentiment on February 17, 2017 3:11 PM 0 Follow-Ups
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Passive investors don’t care about President Trump. This is the only conclusion that BK can draw after watching the US equity market shrug off a disturbing, albeit entertaining press conference yesterday. BK was confounded by how “the market” could still think that President Trump will get any of his agenda off the ground with the […]

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