I’m not going to do any of the dull ‘bad breath” type jokes that are so common in the financial space: I simply wanted to point out just how weirdly divergent the market is from the cumulative advance/decline. These were created with our super-cool Layered Charts feature. The first shows our entire history of the advance/decline line versus the SPY.(more…)
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We’ve added (hopefully) the ability for poll results to update in real time. I’d like to see if it works. Thank you!
This is pretty interesting – – folks were ask to take their best guess as to what percentage of people made certain amounts of money. To say that the guesses were “off” would be a tremendous understatement. People actually think 10% of the public makes over a million bucks a year? Good Lord!
Well, my friends, this is one of those rare times when the last thing I want to talk about is the stock market. No charts. No retracements. No trendlines or arcs. Nothing. I’m just too damned disgusted with the entire affair. So I’m going to write about something different, and it’s from my personal life.
The majority of our family’s wealth is in California real estate, most of it income generating. Each month, we get a lump sum payment of the accumulated rent gathered from tenants, along with a report as to who paid what, what expenses were incurred, and so forth. Simple stuff.(more…)
I’ve seen in mentioned that Q1 2022 was the same as Q1 2020 – – that is, a hard, fast selloff followed by a V-shaped recovery. Well, yes, I can certainly see the similarities. But I do want to point out one key difference by way of layered charts:(more…)