Sector Detector: Finally, market capitulation gives bulls a real test of conviction, plus perhaps a buying opportunity

The dark veil around China is creating a little too much uncertainty for investors, with the usual fear mongers piling on and sending the vast buy-the-dip crowd running for the sidelines until the smoke clears. Furthermore, Sabrient’s fundamentals-based SectorCast rankings have been flashing near-term defensive signals. The end result is a long overdue capitulation event that has left no market […]

MAP: Countries scaled to equity market capitalization – Business …

Sometimes it helps to take look the world through an unconventional perspective when thinking about the size of things.So here’s a pretty awesome map from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett that shows the world according to free-float equity market capitalization in billions of dollars measured by the MSCI.The US, with a market cap of $19.8 trillion, is the […]

Rising Risk Aversion

While Thursday’s weak CPI report gave hope that inflation might stay too low for the Fed to realistically raise rates, much of the week’s equity rally had more to do with four weeks of steadily receding momentum than with the hope that rate hikes might be postponed into 2016 – even the more dovish Fed couldn’t stand in the way […]

China's stock market tops $10 trillion in value | Asia Times

MSCI? We don’t need no friggin MSCI.
The decision by MSCI, the giant indexing company, to not include Chinese mainland A-shares in its emerging-market benchmark last Tuesday had little effect on the market. Neither did the huge outflows by foreign investors.
The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 2.9% last week to its highest level since January 2008.  It also pushed the Chinese stock […]

Taking the Pulse & Healthcare

All eyes turn to the Fed this week as the FOMC gathers in Washington to decide whether the time has come to raise the Federal funds rate, something that hasn’t been seen in America in nearly eight years. And while September remains the odds on favorite for the first rate hike, it was only a few weeks ago that money […]

Saudi Arabia just opened the Middle East's biggest stock market to …

Mike Bird

Jun. 15, 2015, 5:48 AM
REUTERS/Fahad ShadeedSaudi traders monitor stocks at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh August 7, 2011.Saudi Arabia just did something that Western investors have been pining for — the oil-rich nation has opened its stock market to the world.Until now, Saudi stocks were restricted in ownership to just Saudis and citizens of the nearby Gulf states. […]

Traders chat on stock rally, June 10 – Business Insider

Akin Oyedele

Jun. 10, 2015, 11:54 AM

REUTERS/Lucas JacksonTraders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the market close in New York on October 17, 2014.Stocks are having their strongest session in several days.The Dow gained as much as 250 points after news crossed that Germany may be offering Greece the opportunity to come up with one economic reform […]

Bond market volatility could rein in stocks –

There is also the U.S. Producer Price Index Friday, and a heavy calendar of overseas data that could influence markets. Chinese consumer and producer inflation data is released Tuesday, and retail sales and industrial production is Thursday. German industrial production is reported Monday, and euro zone GDP is Tuesday.Markets are also watching the volatile bond market where yields ripped higher […]

Hedge Funds Gain +1.03% In April

Guest post courtesy of the Hennessee Group.
Hedge Funds Outperform in April
May 19, 2015 – New York, NY – Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +1.03% in April (+3.71% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained 0.85% (+1.29% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose gained 0.36% (+0.10% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index rose 0.83% […]

A Closer Look: Potential For Correction Exists

by Tiho Brkan, Short Side of LongChart 1: Equities recently suffered a technical reversal at record highs…  Source: FinViz.comPrinter-friendly VersionEmail This Article

This weeks trading sessions in the US equities continue to show evidence of weakness, as majority of the US equity indices stalled at resistance levels. Couple of days ago, the S&P 500 opened at intraday record highs but closed with an outside […]