Surreptitious Bitcoin Bottom?

Bitcoin (BTC) was one of the most enjoyable trades I’ve ever had on because i) I did well $ on it, but ii) up until the end, its path mapped out as well as any I’ve ever seen vs. what the…...

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Copper Could Quickly Soar to Former Highs

I’ve been studying copper’s historical cyclical bear cycles over the past few months.  There haven’t been many of these bears – only four, including the current one since 2011, that I can see – but what’s interesting about them is the similarity of…...

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Turkish Equities Are Very Attractive

Below I graph the Istanbul 100 in local currency terms.  Note the 2013-2016 consolidation at new all-time highs, the break-out and rally through 2017 and then 2018’s big sell-off to retest the break-out zone as new support.  Atop this new…...

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200 Years of History Holds in 2018 as the SPX Total Return Index Fails to Register a 10th Consecutive Annual Gain

In July of last year I noted in this post that the SPX Total Return Index had posted a 9th consecutive annual gain in 2017 for only the fifth time in nearly 200 years of data.  I emphasized that a…...

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A Rare and Compelling EM Equity Long Amid Widespread Global Asset Class Carnage

In the first chart below I plot the ratio of the Bovespa Total Return Index (IBOV) vs. the SPX Total Return Index.  The ratio appears to be staging a clean, noteworthy break above falling resistance that’s been in place since…...

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Approaching a Cyclical Low in EM Equities

For some time I’ve maintained the view that since peaking in 2007, EM equities have been in a secular bear akin to the two witnessed on the DJI from 1906-1925 and 1966-1985.  That said, as secular bears go, such cycles…...

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Ratio of SPX High vs. Low Beta Indices Reaching Decade-Long Support

Below I plot the ratio of the SPX high-beta index vs. its low-beta cousin.  Note the ratio is reaching decade-long support that works off the major 2009 GFC low and early 2016 global commodity/equity low that pivoted risk assets higher…...

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Corn - As Oversold as It Gets

Below I plot the 7-yr RoC in corn.  At its worst point in Aug-18 it printed -54%, a touch above the two worst readings in history including Aug-87 and Jun-03, both at -56%. After the bombed out 1987 and 2003…

LONG-TERM RELATIVE RATIO CHARTS – Global Composites

Beginning with this post I began showing the relative ratios of all US equity industries vs. the SPX across their entire history.  Today, I switch gears and show ratios of major global composites vs. the SPX, mostly non-US ones.  This will help spell out where…...

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LONG-TERM RELATIVE RATIO CHARTS – Transportation SECTOR

Beginning with this post I began showing the relative ratios of all US equity industries vs. the SPX across their entire history.  Posts will be grouped by sector, and each sector post will show all the relative sub-industries within it.  I’ve generally tried to only…...

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