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Posted by Martin June 17, 2016

The Math of S&P 2200

This post was originally published on Yahoo Finance.     I want to discuss a meta-theory about how and why the stock market can go higher this year, despite valuations and sluggish growth in the economy and earnings.   This theory involves 5 elements: The investment machinery of Wall Street where trillions of dollars are Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 20, 2016

FED: We created a sense of wealth

  Yes, these were the words of a FED member (I believe it was Stanley Fisher, but not 100% sure) who said that when he expressed his views on the last 7 years of FED action and monetary policy. FED wanted to create a sense of wealth so people would be comforted and spend money Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 15, 2016

Wall Street in panic, S&P 500 plunged 3.16%

(Source: Hedgeye)   At one point today, the S&P 500 plunged 3.16% below August 2015 lows. Wall Street is in panic selling and stop losses are now being hit. FED is still clueless. But do not worry. My coworkers who normally have no clue about stock market noticed this and started asking if they should Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 10, 2016

Is selling over? Should you trade this market?

Futures are down again at the opening. It can mean nothing yet. We can see the market improve significantly overnight and we may see a rally. Some traders and investors are asking whether it is already time to start buying calls or selling puts. They are expecting the market to reverse. Yes we are oversold, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin January 08, 2016

Should we really blame China?

  A few days ago the market was selling hard and media blamed China and their circuit breaker and worries over Chinese slowing economy. Then media blamed North Korean hydrogen bomb for a selloff. A day before yesterday, they blamed China and their circuit breakers again. Yesterday, China removed the breaker feature and their market Continue reading →

Posted by Kristen August 26, 2015

Credit Not Money Rules Today’s Global Markets

Money may not rule the world, but today’s news headlines would have us all believe that credit does. After a glum day for global markets on Monday, China stocks tumbled an additional seven percent Tuesday morning. Chinese markets are in bear territory. The Chinese stock market has been on a roller coaster ride for the Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 24, 2015

China stocks plunge but other Asian markets hold on

  (CNN Money) The benchmark Shanghai Composite was about 5% lower in morning trading. Losses were sharper on China’s smaller Shenzhen Composite, which shed 6%. The Shanghai Composite has now declined 42% from its June 12 peak, erasing all gains year to date. Markets were faring better elsewhere in Asia. After starting the day in Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 23, 2015

Rout set to continue on Monday but do not panic

I have two news for you, one bad and one good. The selloff is going to continue on Monday as futures are already down another 2.5% as of now; yes it may change by the end of the night and we may open higher and see a V shape recovery, but as of now, it Continue reading →

Posted by Martin August 11, 2015

A Stunned Wall Street Reacts To China’s Currency Devaluation

Tyler Durden: There is much stunned confusion among Wall Street’s “best and brightest” following China’s historic Yuan devaluation overnight which was predicted by exactly zero of said best and brightest, just like nobody expected the SNB to give up its own peg to the EUR in January.     The problem as the WSJ puts Continue reading →

Posted by Martin June 16, 2015

Are the markets turning?

A few years ago, when I was training trading options, the trader from whom I was learning pointed out that the markets were turning down. Slowly reversing. And I remember I made quite nice money under his leadership. The chart looked like this: It was 2011 and the market corrected 16% those days (from July Continue reading →