Category Archives: Market Review

One Man’s Opinion: Good News For Bulls: All Those Open Gaps Below Will Never Get Filled

By Charles Hugh Smith Market technicians have long observed that the holes in charts left when markets gap up or down at the open of trading almost inevitably get filled later on. When the market gaps down, it will eventually … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Is The Fed Outright Buying Stocks/Futures To Prop Up The Markets?

By Phoenix Capital Research “Someone” is getting desperate. Throughout the last week, anytime stocks have begun to correct or drop, “someone” has bought S&P 500 futures to prop the market up. Anyone who’s been involved with the markets for a … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: The Five Stages Of Central Bankers’ Failure

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Central bankers not only continue to insist their free money for financiers will eventually “trickle down” to the masses–they’re angry that the masses aren’t buying it. Central bankers are now blaming the masses … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Markets Have No Purpose Any More…

By Mark Spitznagel After making over $1 billion in one day last August, and warning that “the markets are overvalued to the tune of 50%,“ Mark Spitznagel knows a thing or two about managing tail risk. The outspoken practitioner of Austrian … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: “We Are Unsure Whether To Wear A Helmet Or A Diaper” – Merger Arb Funds Crushed

By ZeroHedge 2015 was the year of M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions): some $5 trillion in global merger and acqusition deals were announced, the highest level ever, topping even pre-crash 2007. In fact, last year there were more mega-deals, those valued … Continue reading

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One Man’s Opinion: Is The Broader Dollar Index An Important Fed-Move Indicator?

The US dollar movement is important because every market variable is either positively or inversely correlated to the dollar, said Jurrien Timmer of Fidelity Investments. When the dollar goes down, liquidity conditions ease up, which is usually the risk-on scenario. … Continue reading

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