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Strebler's Perspective

May, 2017

My Gold 'n I

by Jon S. Strebler

 

I come from a gritty little beach town in Southern California, only a few miles yet worlds apart from upscale La Jolla, Laguna Beach and the like.  While homes in those places start somewhere north of a million dollars, a nice house a few blocks from the beach in my town was still going for half a million - up until a year or two ago, anyway.

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Fake News?

by Jon S. Strebler

 

Poll after poll show that the "mainstream media," however one chooses to define that term, is less liked and less trusted than just about any other institution in the US these days.  To me, mainstream media refers to organizations such as the big US television networks, to the BBC, to The Economist, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, my hometown newspaper - The San Diego Union Tribune, and the like.  

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Divergence Danger

by Jon S. Strebler

 

Major market turns are often signaled by divergences in key indices.  That could be the Dow Jones Industrial Average heading higher, while the Transportation Average refuses to follow (or vice versa); the S&P 500 making new highs while the NASDAQ Composite is stuck going sideways; the NYSE’s Advance/Decline (A/D) line going one way, our Primary Trend Indicator (PTI) going another.  These non-confirmations tell us that the big trend, be it up or down, is starting to frazzle and on the verge of ending.  Or it could mean nothing at all.  

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