Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Time Out For Fund

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Well, another morning, another series of record highs. It will certainly be nice in a few weeks when earnings season kicks in, so that we’ve got something – anything!! – – to make this market move in more than just one direction. For now, though, we’ll just tough it out. I’ve put some major funds below with a remark or two in the caption area:

Emerging markets still have a decent head and shoulders pattern, but a push above that horizontal would pretty much wreck it for good. That may well happen at the opening bell.
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Rate Reversal

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Interest rates have been raging higher for months, and last week, looking at TBT, I figured it was time for an easing. So far, this has worked out, since the rates (as expressed by the ultra-short ETF based on TLT, shown below) had come up so far, and so fast. With rates calming down, the NASDAQ has embraced this and, as of this moment, is up about 250 points in a kind of relief rally.

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