Archive | September, 2015

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights:  Well that was quick. All it took was steady Fed to make the Energy space completely unravel. US stocks were lower by 1.6% with persistent selling throughout the session Importantly, Energy stocks were down 2.5% and their 2-day performance is by far the worst of any sector It was all about the counter-cyclicals again […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights: The Fed did not raise rates today…again US stocks were lower by .3% despite a good amount of gyration around the release of the Fed decision The North American session was led by counter-cyclical sectors of Utilities, Health Care and Consumer Discretionary with Energy flat on the day and Financials and Tech the big […]

Foreign Investors Have Never Hated Japan So Much – We See Opportunity in Fading this Pessimism

In reviewing Japan’s just released balance of payments details showing the weekly transactions in Japanese stocks by foreign investors, we were shocked to see that foreign money has headed for the Japanese exits at a rate never seen before, not even in 2008-2009.  Could this mark the inevitable “end game” for Japan as it finally recons […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights: To our eye the stock markets became more confident that the Fed will not raise rates tomorrow US stocks were higher by .9% with persistent buying throughout the day The North American session was led by cyclical sectors of Energy, Materials and Consumer Discretionary with Tech, Health Care and Telecom finishing at the bottom, […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights: To our eye the stock markets clearly took the position that the Fed will not raise rates on Thursday US stocks were higher by 1.3% with persistent buying throughout the day The North American session was led by Industrials (+1.7%), Health Care (+1.4%) and Financials (+1.4%) while Utilities, Materials and Energy finished in the rear […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights: Equities were down modestly on the day with selling in Asia and Europe carrying over through the first part of the US session US stocks finished down .4% and despite a few attempts to rally they basically bounced around the low end of the day’s range all afternoon Utilities, Tech and Financials led today, […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights: Equities were again mixed on the day with Asia and the North America up and Europe down a bit US stocks finished up .5% as a small mid-day selloff was erased in the afternoon with stocks finishing on the highs Health Care, Tech and Consumer Discretionary led stocks higher on the day with Energy, […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

Highlights: Equities continued yesterday’s late-day wrought throughout the Asian session and into Europe US stocks finished up .5%, but another afternoon selloff erased much of an earlier gain Tech was the standout today, followed by Health Care and Industrial as Energy, Telecom, and Utilities brought up the rear Energy’s initial bounce off of the 8/25 […]

Analysts Haven’t Been this Negative on Emerging Markets Since the Financial Crisis Low in Stock Prices, and that’s Great for Investors!

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In simple terms, everyone has moved to the same side of the boat when it comes to expectations about the prospects of emerging market stocks. Not since the financial crisis nadir in stock prices have analysts of EM stocks been so bearish and quick to rerate expectations. Yet, amid all this negativity, there arises a […]

Daily Financial Markets Chart Wrap

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Highlights •Equities got a good start to the day with Japan up some 6% overnight, but the momentum faded quickly once US markets opened •US stocks were down 1.4% on the day •The weakness in stocks was driven by Energy, but all sectors were noticeably weak throughout the day, save a mid-day rally attempt by […]