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August, 2017 Archives

Where Did TINA Go?

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

A few years ago, TINA was everywhere … she was the life of the party. Whenever people wondered why stocks kept rising, she’d show up and people would scream, TINA!

 

But I haven’t heard anyone mention her recently … did she take off? Or did she drink so much from the punch bowl that she’s passed out, sleeping somewhere?

 

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Technical Damage

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

Most averages are creeping higher today, but the last couple of weeks of volatile price action has caused some significant damage to the charts. In particular, there are concerns developing in the S&P, the small-caps and the Transports.

 

Let’s begin with the S&P.

 

 

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Complacency Doesn’t Rule

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

Until just recently, stock market volatility had been exceptionally low, leading many to believe that this market had become “complacent.” That assessment elicits concern, because many view complacency as a warning signal … a calm before the inevitable storm.

 

Well … as Hyman Minsky taught us, that storm will come, and in many ways it will be a direct result of our complacency. But right now, U.S. equity investors seem to be anything but.

 

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