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21Jun1:48 pmEST

Afternoon Update 06/21/24 {Video}

20Jun10:52 amEST

Happenings in the Far East

Bifurcation, as we have been noting here and with Members, is anywhere and everywhere you look these days: Within sectors (tech), within major economies, across asset classes and global markets. This is the primary driver behind the vast amount of cherry-picking going on right now be it from bulls, bears, doves, or hawks.  But my main takeaway...

17Jun12:45 pmEST

The Curious Case of Bifurcation

Great visual, below, of just how bifurcated this market has become. Bifurcation is a concept that we have noted with Members in more depth. Simply put, it refers to the market losing its discipline beyond the standard "winners versus losers" you often see in capitalism. Instead, when the winners (tech, the blue line) become narrow and crowded...

14Jun3:11 pmEST

Afternoon Update 06/14/24 {Video}

13Jun2:21 pmEST

Two Firms Getting Their Lunches Eaten

Ford, upstaged by GM, and United Airlines, upstaged by Delta and others, both look like actionable short ideas into weakness, as seen on their respective daily charts, updated below. UAL looks like a head and shoulders top brewing, while Ford is breaking down from a bear flag, today.  Overall, the market is still hinging on the runaway melt-up...

12Jun11:08 amEST

Summer Break or Summer Breakdown

Equities are exuberant this morning off a slightly cool CPI print, namely the small caps, Nasdaq, and rate-sensitive sectors. We still have the FOMC at 2pm EST, followed by a Powell press conference, which makes this rally all the more euphoric given the total lack of respect for any risk which may present itself later today.  Still, bulls...

11Jun11:32 amEST

It Ain't Just the Regional Banks

Not only are the regional banks, housed in the KRE sector ETF, a lingering issue conveniently ignored by equity and credit bulls alike, but now we have the larger banks weakening alongside them.  Yesterday we saw the KRE act poorly at prior support and largely unnoticed as NVDA, the FOMC, oil, and other topics grabbed headlines. Today we have...

10Jun11:19 amEST

Literal Diamonds in the Rough

Shares of Diamond Offshore are popping by more than 9% as I write this on the back of a buyout offer from Noble Energy  this morning. Both firms are offshore rig contractors, with NE bigger than DO.  Interestingly, shares of NE are higher, too, which is not the typical arbitrage play in mergers & acquisitions--The acquiring firm usually gets...

07Jun1:33 pmEST

Afternoon Update 06/07/24 {Video}

06Jun12:27 pmEST

Everything Works in Cycles

I recently read an article which noted that Automats are on the verge of a comeback  in New York City. It would not surprise me to see laundromats pop up in more volume, too, as washer/dryer units in homes and apartments inevitably break from old age, wear and tear, and during times of inflation coupled with potentially slowing economic...

05Jun11:04 amEST

I. Was. Front-Running!

In many respects this particular stock market has turned into one, massive, front-running machine. While I understand many will counter that equities have always been a discounting mechanism, which I tend to largely agree with, this regime has featured a nonstop effort to price in any and all bullish outcomes to the extreme max.  Not only have...

04Jun11:27 amEST

Tough to Make This Connection

You may be surprised to learn that the IWM, ETF for the small cap-led Russell 2000 Index, is currently trading at levels it traded at back in December 2020.  For all of the talk about the epic NVDA bull run, the Magnificent 7 names, as well as the likes of COST building a kind of Tower of Babel off the charts into the sky being equated with...

03Jun1:16 pmEST

We Salute the Sector, Not the Stock

The NVIDIA-versus-the-world dynamic seems like it is even more at play today, to kick off the new month.  Specifically, as I write this shares of NVDA are higher by 3% while the semiconductor index in the SOX is down by more than 1%. The Dow is down by about 400 points amid a plethora of broad market reversals lower from the open, when it seems...

31May2:17 pmEST

Afternoon Update 05/31/24 {Video}

30May1:23 pmEST

Just Don't Slip Up Now

We have a pretty textbook bull flag setup on the GDXJ, ETF for junior miners, as seen on the daily chart, below. Indeed, even with the silver metal coming in today it is quite impressive to see money flowing back into the precious miners after their recent consolidation.  As you can see, the miners have not even suffered a flesh wound on the...

29May12:28 pmEST

An Oldie But Goodie

Rates are on the move higher again today with the 10-Year Note back over 4.6% as I write this. Without question the many folks who boldly proclaimed rates had topped for the year earlier this month will need to at least pause and reflect on that view, as we noted yesterday that the TNX (Index for Rates on the 10-Year) weekly chart has been...

28May10:15 amEST

Oil Still Could Crack the Case

As a fiery debate rages across many asset classes regarding whether or not inflation is reaccelerating, crude oil may be the key piece of the puzzle which determines the outcome this summer.  On the updated USO ETF daily chart, below, you can see the technical crossroads crude is faced with--A full month now of flopping and chopping around...

23May12:56 pmEST

Afternoon Update 05/23/24 {Video}

22May2:18 pmEST

Learn Your LULU Lesson

When shares of Lululemon hit new all-time highs last December 2023 it was quite fashionable for bulls to boast about how LULU was just like COST GOOGL MSFT NVDA and other nonstop, crowded winners who simply could not lose in this market.  Since then, as you can see on the monthly chart for LULU, first below, the stock has tumbled violently...

20May11:30 amEST

The Coast May Never Be Clear

Notoriously full of head-fakes and heartbreaks, commodities can be the most ruthless asset class when it comes to trying to time breakouts. For long periods of time commodities essentially lay dormant. But when they do finally wake up, the momentum can be beyond the comprehension of even the most steadfast of bulls.  All we can do is...

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