Category Archives: Commentary

28 Aug

Massive Net Short Position in Treasury Futures Market Could Lead to Declining Rates

In May and June, speculative traders of Treasury futures were taking large short positions, believing that rates would move higher and the short positions would reap a profit. Since then, that net short position has increased by almost 50%, building … Continue reading

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27 Aug

Finally

It took nearly seven months, but the S&P 500 Index finally closed at a new all-time high on Friday. Many clues along the way suggested new highs could eventually come, like strong overall market breadth and excellent earnings growth. Still, … Continue reading
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24 Aug

Weekly Update 8/24/2018 – Bull Breaks Record

US: S&P 500 Index 0.86%, Dow -0.05%, Nasdaq 1.66% Europe: STOXX Europe 600 0.66%, German DAX 1.51%, France CAC 40 1.64%, U.K. FTSE 100 0.25% Asia: Japan Nikkei 1.49%, China Shanghai Composite 2.27%, Korea KOSPI  2.05% Rates/Commodities: 10-Year Treasury yield -4 basis points to 2.82%, WTI crude oil … Continue reading
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24 Aug

3 Years Ago Today

Three years ago today investors saw the Dow fall 1,000 points for the first time ever. Although it didn’t close down 1,000 points, it was still a historic day for the market. Sparking the meltdown was worries over the Chinese … Continue reading
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