Once again we present the Treasury ‘TICs’ data for China and Japan, most recently available through June. It can be argued that these two countries are the T bond market, when considering the volume in which they deal and their strategic status as heretofore T bond consumers. (more…)
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First off, this is definitely going to be the “lightest” day for me content-wise, as I am wrapping up my quasi-vacation, packing up, and making the long journey home. I appreciate everyone’s understanding! Things return to normal, such as they are, Tuesday morning. Second, for bears, the market is again in a “wait out the storm” mode, but below are a couple of interesting short-side plays once those gaps get filled: (more…)
Looking forward the next big moves will be in these securities. Nostradamus would be proud! (more…)
Just a short post today as it is a holiday here in the UK today. SPX broke up over 1660 on Friday, so the bottoming pattern is a double-bottom with a technical target in the 1680 area. The real target however is declining (channel) resistance from the high, at 1680 at the moment but declining of course. The SPX daily middle bollinger band is also currently at 1680. SPX 60min chart: (more…)