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QE Premium On Asset Prices: Is It “Worth” It?

It has been eight years since the great financial crisis of 2008, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is still maintaining an unprecedented level of accommodation in monetary policy. Investors are bidding asset prices with a QE premium (Quantitative Easing), but shuttering at the mere thought of any tightening in policy….

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QE Premium On Asset Prices: Is It “Worth” It?

It has been eight years since the great financial crisis of 2008, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) is still maintaining an unprecedented level of accommodation in monetary policy. Investors are bidding asset prices with a QE premium (Quantitative Easing), but shuttering at the mere thought of any tightening in policy….

5 Bullish Developments For U.S. Equities Into Year-End

The S&P 500’s ability to press up above 2146 after the Bank of Japan and FOMC meetings last week was constructive. For now, the price action lies in “No-man’s Land” as investors begin a week of seasonal bearishness as Q3 comes to an end. Minor pullbacks in the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) are possible…

S&P 500 Futures Trading Outlook For September 26

Stock Market Futures Overview & Trading Outlook for September 26, 2016 It’s good to be back after 12 days off – but the passage of time has had little effect on the overall resolution of the market and S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX). The first week in September brought a big dip…

U.S. Corn Weekly Price Outlook And Fundamental Review

December corn futures consolidated this week into a relatively narrow 10-cents per bushel, high-to-low trading range ($3.42 ¼ – $3.32 ¼). This type of price action is not atypical for the month of September, especially in years where the market is anticipating a record to near record U.S. corn yield,…

Top Trading Links: Investing Research For The Week Ahead

It was another week of twists and turns, but by and large, the S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) is stuck in a consolidation trading range.  For the week, the major stock market index ended up 1.2%. Much of the gains came on a positive reaction to back-to-back central bank announcements (Bank…

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook & Technical Review – September 23

S&P 500 Weekly Outlook & Technical Market Review – September 23 Here’s a look at some key stock market indicators and emerging themes that we are watching in our latest “Stock Market Outlook”: Rally Off of Lows Comes with Divergences – From a price perspective, stocks appear to be getting…

Can The Precious Metals & Mining ETF (XME) Hold Its Breakout?

It’s no secret that one of the biggest laggards within the equity market over the past 5 years has been the precious metals & mining group. After a blowoff top in 2008, the space absolutely cratered. Following the broad stock market bottom in 2009, the sector rallied along with the…

Gold And Silver Update: Are Bulls On The Verge?

One of the themes of 2016 has been the revival of Gold prices (NYSEARCA:GLD). After reaching new multi-year lows in late 2015, Gold has regained some luster with a strong multi-month rally in 2016. But it isn’t fully out of the bear market woods just yet. Both Gold and Silver prices…

U.S. Housing Market Continues To Send Mixed Signals

The U.S. housing market continues to send mixed signals, but it has been that way for awhile. August’s existing home sales were reported today (but came out after this writing). July was down 3.2 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million units. Although the 5.57-million units in…

Nike Stock Chart (NKE): 7 Year Trend Line Getting Tested

One of the steadier stocks, and companies, in the U.S. stock market over the last half decade has been Nike (NYSE:NKE). It is currently testing a key level on its chart, however, that may present a challenge to its longer-term uptrend. Let’s look at chart below and discuss some key…