Monthly Archives: July 2021

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07Jul3:25 pmEST

Who You Gonna Call? ShotSpotters!

Even a cursory glance at the national nightly and cable news of late will have you seeing a few stories here and there about the Biden Administration acknowledging growing gun violence, especially in cities like Chicago. That said, in lieu of trying to cop out to political content and sensationalized tweets about politics, our focus with...

07Jul11:21 amEST

Time for Bonds to Kiss and Be the Tell

As Treasuries have rallied in recent weeks, rates have naturally headed lower and the previous "TINA," "ZIRP" trades where investors had the knee-jerk reaction of rotating back over into mega cap tech names like AAPL AMZN, among a slew of others. The critical issue going forward is whether this rotation is, perhaps, the last gasp of a trade...

06Jul3:26 pmEST

Comparison is the Thief of Joy...and Capital

Here at Market Chess we take pride in being mature speculators who never show a reckless disregard for precious capital. In this day and age of social media and finance intersecting, it can be rather easy to constantly compare oneself to the constant stream of boasting by many a trader and pundit out there, as we naturally infer that our own...

06Jul10:16 amEST

Small Stock Syndrome

Coming off the long, holiday weekend we have a familiar theme of scattered, divergent action in the market, what some may call "dispersion," or even "bifurcation." Whichever way you wish to refer to it, the fact of the matter is that the small cap stocks housed in the Russell 2000 Index (using the IWM ETF as a gauge, seen on the daily chart,...

04Jul6:16 pmEST

Happy Independence Day from Market Chess

Seemingly lost in the shuffle of summer barbecues, beach days, and ball games, is the exhilarating story of the Revolutionary War, or the American War for Independence. On this day in 1776,  the Declaration of Independence , which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. was formally adopted...

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