Tag "investing trends"

Biotech ETF (XBI) On The Brink Of A Breakout

The volatility in the biotech space over the last two years has been quite a sight to behold. I’m not strictly speaking of volatility in terms of downside either. There has been money to be made on both sides of the market for those that have been nimble in their…

Commodities Speculative Positioning At 10 Year High

The below chart shows average speculative futures positioning (standardized against open interest*) across 15 different commodities – giving effectively an asset class view for commodities. The main takeaway is that speculators are the most net-long commodities they’ve been in more than 10 years. Commodity speculative positioning (futures) at a 10…

February Stock Market Seasonality: Stats & More

As we move into February it is always prudent in our view to look into how the market has performed historically. Our Avory Stock Market Seasonality Report helps gauge historical S&P 500 performance over the last 50 years. We are interested to see how the stock market performs on specific days, weeks, months,…

Will 2017 Turn Into Another 1982 Bull Market Breakout?

Stocks Must Overcome 2017 Gloom Even with the backdrop of numerous positive technical developments, it may be difficult to envision the stock market moving higher given skepticism has been lingering for several years. The tone of reporting from this week’s World Economic Forum has had a decidedly pessimistic slant. How…

5 Charts For Global Investors: Key Market Trends

It’s time for another set of 5 macro technical charts to watch as we move further into the month of January (including stock market indices, sectors, individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and other benchmarks and market indicators). This chart review will look at technical price developments.  And even if you’re not technical analysis minded…

5 Charts Investors Need To Watch During Fed Week

Here’s the regular 5 macro technical charts (going as far as individual commodities, currencies, bonds, and sectors, as well as the rest of the major indexes and benchmarks).  This commentary is strictly focused on the technical/price developments (albeit we will typically cover the broader case in the Weekly Macro Themes…