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Jay: Podcast – EU Banks, Japan Inflation, Chinese Stocks

By - - Macro on February 24, 2017 1:41 PM 0 Follow-Ups
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I thought you might enjoy some easy listening this weekend in the form of a 15 min podcast I recently did for Behind The Markets hosted by Jeremy Schwartz of WisdomTree. The interview includes the five factors supporting European equity and especially EU banks; Japan’s likely return to inflation and its implications for corporate earnings […]

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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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