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Indulge me for a minute – literally a minute – and click on the image below. Allow it to play, which takes, like I said, a minute (if that). There’s no audio, so don’t worry about disturbing anyone.(more…)
Beyond Meat released earnings a few moments ago, and at the moment, it’s ugly (I have to add all these caveats, because in this insane market, BYND could be up 100% in the morning for all I know).(more…)
We haven’t looked at the US dollar relationship with the Chinese Yuan in a while. As I mentioned during the trade war (remember that?), the stronger this cross-rate is, the weaker our equities will be, and vice versa. This thing peaked on September 3rd and has been trending lower ever since then (thus, equities have been strong). It’s a relationship that merits monitoring.
Below is an interesting chart showing, in blue, the S&P 500, and in black, the FR:T10Y2Y (10 year interest rates minus the two year). We’re only dealing with a sample size of three here, but I at least wanted to illustrate what happened in prior instances at these levels where the rate spread got to a certain depth. I’ll also point out that in 2007, it took a few months for any kind of bear market to take hold, even after the signal (if it IS a signal):
Happy New Week, Slopers, and welcome to the busiest earnings week for the rest of 2019. Most indexes and ETFs are roaring to prices never seen before in history, such as the NASDAQ, represented here by the QQQ:(more…)