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Weekly Technical Analysis – “SP500 2234 Key Support” – 18th Jan17

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Welcome back and to the first weekly technical analysis post of 2017. What a phenomenal run up we have had since early November16 across most risk assets, even including the eurostoxx50 eventually. The negative beta turned out to be Asia over the period in spite of initial promising signs.  The ftse100 carrying the local currency...

Annual Technical Analysis Outlook – “Wave 5 Boom & Bust” – Jan 2017

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It gives me great pleasure to start 2017 with the usual award winning Annual Technical Outlook report from the guys. Of course none of of have a crystal ball but of all the thousands of reports I have read over the last few decades, including many very expensive mkt “expert” reports, I can say this...

Christmas Technical Analysis – “Grade B” 24th Dec17

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So another year is nearly over and what a year it has been for both markets and the geopolitical landscape. Numbers wise, on the surface a year of the US$ and US equities, once again.  As always we must look hard at the numbers and view them across currencies to see their relative performance. Here...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “Distribution Ahead” – 7th Dec16

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Another strong week rolls by. We have strong seasonal winds here blowing us towards a positive end of year for risk, us$ risk included. But in the coming 3 weeks US$ risk may have lost its alpha crown with international risk, currency adjusted likely to be provide the out performance due to mean reversion catch...

Weekly Technical Analysis – US Cyclicals Overbought & Sentiment Spikes 29th Nov16

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Firstly, apologies for the delay in posting this weeks report. I have been traveling and it proved impossible to post. We have extremes of over bought conditions for US equities, the US$ and interestingly, given the historic inverse correlation, many commodity themes also. Conversely we have bonds, precious metals and many defensive equities at deeply...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “SPX Overbought, Gold Basing” 23rd Nov16

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Another excellent week if you are involved in the long usd risk assets funded by borrowing other currencies. The Russell2000, Financials and Transports have provided the beta and in measured in the world currencies like jpy or euros or sgds they are up 15% in just a few weeks. Its a near vertical move and...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “Buy Dips in Cyclicals” 16th Nov17

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The market continues to provide very strong bullish signals here. We have excellent breath in terms of number of stocks hitting new 52 week highs. The rotation to cyclical stocks supports the general reflationary theme with commodity related themes the alpha performers. The dollar continues upward across a range of currencies. Due to the Trump...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “Risk Base Forming, Buy Weakness” 9th Nov16

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Its been a very significant week for risk markets. We have seen the complete reversal of the cyclical weakness themes vs defensive strength.  Transports and Financials and other cyclical themes have moved from the negative beta to the positive beta. The evidence is compelling across asset classes. It is all due to fast rising inflationary...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “SP500 Cash Testing 2120”

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After last week’s holiday from providing a release this week we have a bumper catch up release. We have major movements across risk asset markets. Equity indexes have a tactical correction in play with yesterday the Sp500 even breaking her 2120 level. But looking in more detail we can see the evidence of a sustained...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “More Tactical Weakness to Come” 19th Oct16 V2

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Its all about the US$, rates and US equity indexes. The dollar has broken out but needs to take a breath, rates have bounced considerably higher on the short end and following on from last week we have weakness in US equities but price has failed, as yet, to “break” key supports. We have a...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “SP500 Make or Break” 12th October16

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Asset prices are moving. We appear to have moved beyond chop to something more meaningful, even for US equities. The best way to explain this is via the instruments. Particularly the US$ index and Bullion have given clear signals of something more meaningful than the recent low volatility price action. The two key reserve instruments...

Weekly Technical Analysis – “SP500 Top Projection This Week” 4th Oct16

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Another week rolls past and this low volatility distribution continues for most asset classes, GBP and bullion aside. This is a very mature bull market so its no wonder that risk asset volatility has declined here close to achieving new highs for many. The divergence between US risk and world risk also continues. US is...
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