Category Archive: Equities

Nov 21

Weekend Review and Watchlist

AlphaCapture

Earlier this week I sarcastically noted it was very generous of Mr. Market to give everyone a chance to get positioned for the correction that the latest batch of goldfish with their six-second memory were forecasting. Instead, I ventured, a range as narrow and tight as we had seen was more likely to produce a …

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Nov 15

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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This week, rather than showing the S&P, which again finished at new highs, I’m going to show a weekly chart of the DAX. I shared this chart several times as a talking point prior to that big break of support in October, as it looked as if Europe could lead the US to the downside. …

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Nov 08

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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It’s incredible that the most recent correction already seems like a distant memory with the S&P tacking on a further 0.7% this week, an impressive follow through to the previous week’s 2.7% advance. But this is what bull markets do. They go up on good news, they go up on bad news, they go up …

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Nov 01

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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Another market pullback over, another vicious V-shaped reversal in place, returning us to all time highs. This one clocked in at -7.4% on a closing basis. I have no doubt the next batch of top-callers are moving from make-up to the green room as we speak. For those that tried to call it this time …

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Oct 24

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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In last week’s review I stated:- “Is that it? I have no idea. Certainly a correction of around 7% would fit very neatly into the typical range of corrections, and it would look very similar to the last test of the 200-day MA two years ago. The 200-day hasn’t started to roll over just yet, …

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Oct 18

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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I met with several non-financial people this week, and it was interesting that the market became a subject of conversation, as it was more than the usual chit-chat because they know I’m involved in it, they actually wanted to ask about it, so it appears the market has become volatile enough that it has their …

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Oct 16

It’s Not 2007, It’s 2014

Do you think people view market risk and the financial industry today the same way as they did in pre-crisis 2007? — Jon Boorman, CMT (@JBoorman) October 16, 2014 Do you think people complacently view their house as an asset and leveraged debt today in the same way they did pre-crisis 2007? — Jon Boorman, …

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Oct 13

Could You Kill That Loss In Cold Blood?

(This is an updated version of a post originally published in March 2013.) Sometimes, when you’re developing a trading system and you’re looking back through the trades it took, you come to a ‘market event’ type of move, one where we might gap lower, or skid relentlessly, a flash crash, or an actual big-boy crash. …

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