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Leading Indicators and the Trade “War”

      With renewed talk in the financial press about the possibility that the trade “war” between the U.S. and China is leading to a recession, where do my Leading Indicators stand?  At the moment, they are at 14, with 0 … Continue reading

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Your Market Jeopardy! Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Market Jeopardy! contest.  Since no one correctly guessed both of my answers to the question “what caused the large market decline at the end of last year?”, I’ve been forced to grade on … Continue reading

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Market Jeopardy!

       The 4th quarter saw the S&P 500 drop (20.2%) from its peak on 9/24 to the bottom on 12/26.  Though Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Saut had expected some softness in the fall, a decline of this magnitude, … Continue reading

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Leading Indicators

For the past few years, I’ve made many references, both in conversation and in print[1], to various “leading indicators” that I use to assess the probability of an impending recession and concurrent market downturn.  I’ve spotlighted charts on a number … Continue reading

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Martin Balsam Is Gone, but Allardyce T. Meriweather Lives On!

After my religion period, I took up with a swindler: Allardyce Meriweather. Jack Crabbe, Little Big Man I promise the immortal Meriweather may have something to do with the market.  Just have patience. Allardyce Meriweather is a character in Thomas … Continue reading

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The Next Bear Market II

Back in January, I posted a piece entitled The Next Bear Market.  In it, I opined that we are in a “secular bull market,”[1] but that another recession is inevitable – though probably a few years away – and now is … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Bull Market, CNBC!

Thanks for the Bull Market, CNBC! As many of you know, I have been a long-time critic of the various television business networks.  While they purport to provide viewers with usable information about business and investment markets, their true mission … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Tape and This Correction

I pay almost no attention to boxing anymore, but back in the day when I eagerly awaited every epic battle between Ali and Frazier or Leonard and Duran, there was always a pre-fight analysis called the “tale of the tape.”  … Continue reading

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The Next Bear Market

According to Wikipedia, Happy Days Are Here Again is a song copyrighted in 1929 by Milton Anger (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics).  The song was recorded by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, with Lou Levin, vocal (November, 1929).  It was … Continue reading

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Stock and Bond Market Update

While all the world focuses on the debris rising up in the tornadoes engulfing Hollywood and Washington (Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Trump and Russia, Hillary and Russia, etc.), the stock market continues to drift pleasantly higher.  How much … Continue reading

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