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Semi Equipment Spending Record, 2018 Growth, But…

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What got me checking into the SEMI data is a goofy MarketWatch article featuring a fund manager who owns the FAANG type stocks at 30 multiples, but has found relative value in AMAT and LRCX, the two Semiconductor Equipment stocks that I was bullish on 1.5 years ago. I know, I know… I sold too soon and that is my issue and I have to own it. But the point is that it was hard to buy then, unlike now.
amat, lrcx (more…)

SPX Hits 2600 as Social Chaos Churns

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I last wrote about the SPX:VIX ratio in my post of October 25. I mentioned that if price dropped and held below the 200 level, expect volatility to increase and weakness to set in on the SPX…and, that if it failed to do so, we could see the SPX reach 2600 before such a scenario may ensue.

Since that date, we’ve seen the SPX stabilize somewhat, bounce around above 2560, and, finally, reach 2600 today (Tuesday), as shown on the Daily chart below.



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No, this isn’t a plea for the market to stop going up. It’s more useful than that.

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