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Central Banks To The World: Respect Our Stimuli!

January may go down as the month Mr. Market refused to “Respect Our Stimuli” and started the stroll towards price discovery. Efforts by the three main central banks still engaged in the Big Wheels of stimulus had tough months. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) two main “stimulus” programs are a $800…

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Central Banks To The World: Respect Our Stimuli!

January may go down as the month Mr. Market refused to “Respect Our Stimuli” and started the stroll towards price discovery. Efforts by the three main central banks still engaged in the Big Wheels of stimulus had tough months. The European Central Bank’s (ECB) two main “stimulus” programs are a $800…

US Corn Weekly Review: Renewable Fuel Standard In Focus

Last Monday Ted Cruz walked away the Republican winner of the Iowa caucuses, which was mildly surprising to some considering Senator Cruz’s well-documented opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which was adopted by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007, created mandatory blend levels for…

Stock Market Futures Lower In Downside Continuation

Stock market futures are trading sharply lower this morning. A cascade of selling on Friday continued after the break of the 1902 contested levels. A key price support zone at 1864 has also been broken and we remain below it this morning after another big washout lower. The Morning Report:…

Stock Market Bears Driving Deep into Bulls Territory

Once again, the bears have the ball, 1st and goal from the 1 yard line. And, yes, we’ve seen this quite a bit in recent months with market bulls making many goal line stands. The bears have tried too many trick plays in this position, and it’s time to take it right up…

Stock Market Futures Weekly Update: The Big Picture

The Index Futures Market – Big Picture  I find it helpful to go back to the prior week of trading action and review the setups and what happened. Sometimes taking a step back allows traders to see the market from 50,000 feet and better understand where stocks may be headed (and stock market futures). I…

Why Investors Must Adapt To A Changing Market Environment

The Big Picture – A Changing Market Environment Markets are constantly changing and and understanding a changing market environment is essential for long term success. In 2009 the U.S. Equity markets and most risky asset classes were coming off of a pretty bad year. 2008 was not kind to the…

The Consumer Debt Service Ratio Is Flawed: Here’s Why

Let us start with this simple example: We have a 10-person economy, and 7 people earn $2,000 with $5,000 in debt and 3 people earn $3,000 with $6,000 in debt. All debts require a minimum payment of 2%. In aggregate, total income equals $23,000 and total debt service payments equal…

How Is The 1994 Stock Market Analogy Looking In 2016?

Charts Provide An Unbiased Reference Point One of the great things about stock charts is they allow us to track the markets using reference points from the past. For example, we may have drawn a trendline three weeks ago, then three weeks later the stock market rallies back to the…