EMs Approaching Long-Term Resistance, What Next?

The MSCI EM Index (MXEF) is approaching historical resistance dating back to its 2007 highs on a monthly closing basis below. On a weekly closing basis the set-up is similar, though the index has some remaining upside left. In the…...

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EU Big Picture: Reverberations From 1992 & the Maastricht Treaty

Headed into the BREXIT vote on 6/23/16 we began to discuss the ratio of the STOXX600, Europe’s equivalent of the SPX, relative to the SPX itself.  Posts on the topic, both before and after the BREXIT vote, can be found…...

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Mid-Cycle Pause Analog Update

It’s now been over a year since I originally presented the “mid-cycle pause” analog framework in this post.  In addition to crossing the one-year anniversary for introducing this framework, I haven’t had a new post on the topic for two months, so…...

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The Race to Seven Digits?

Let’s revisit our 2/24/17 post on XBT and its resemblance to PMs, specifically silver, in the 1960s-1980s. In that post we basically suggested that XBT since 2010 has been highly similar to silver from the 1960-1980 era on a chart/pattern…...

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Global Macro Round-Up

Let’s do a run-down of global macro in this post and keep our focus purely on the one thing that matters most in the end – charts. Before we dive in let’s start with the conclusion first: No matter what…...

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Round-Tripping on the SHCOMP

I reviewed China in a Dec-16 post, focusing on what at the time seemed to be a building case for out-sized moves in USDCNY and the SHCOMP and largely predicated on how the ratio chart b/t these two items seemed to…...

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Capitulation Near?

The SPX is now ~300 bps off its all-time high of ~2,400 in early March. The decline so far has been less of a correction, but more along the lines of another pause, similar to the one witnessed in Sep-Oct…...

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Tracking Regional EU Progress

On 3/28 we noted that Portuguese equities, via the PSI20 Index, had coiled noticeably into what looked to be a bullish pattern that resembled the N225 in late 2012 and SHCOMP in spring/summer 2014 before their ensuing six month and…...

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Un-Hedged Japan Attempting to Clear Multi-Decade, Secular Bear Resistance

Below we plot EWJ over the past ~20 years of its history. EWJ is the Japan/N-225 tracker but is currency un-hedged unlike DXJ, which hedges FX.  So, being long EWJ is being long Japanese stocks in JPY-terms. Thus, if EWJ…...

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Portuguese Equities Coiled

The PSI20 Index is wound very tightly at the moment (noticeable on the bar or close inset), similar to the N225 in 2012 and SHCOMP in 2014 before their respectively large rallies. Sovereign 10 yr yields also at l-t resistance…...

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