Additional Analysis of Historical Cycles Dating Back to 1896 Suggests a Near-Term Inflection Point for Markets

Wanted to dive further into the historical analysis of cyclical bull/bear cycles within secular bears. As we noted just a few days ago, the rally from the March 2009 lows appears extended in both magnitude and duration at this point…...

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Shanghai Composite Faces 20 Year Support Line; Would a Break Below Even be Relevant?

Chart below shows the SSEC is approaching 20-year support line (1). Presumably this line is very important from a technical standpoint. One would, upon first glance, assume that a break below it would usher in very bad things for the…...

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Should the Historical Performance of the Rydex Cash Ratio Data Hold, the SPX Could Continue Pressing Higher

I want to continue reiterating what I believe is the importance of this post and the Rydex Cash Ratio data. In a world of so much information and noise, it is one of the most cogent arguments for a certain,…...

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USD at a 2 Year High…What now for the Currency & Global Risk Assets?

On July 13 we asked if the USD was about to begin running into trouble given that it was about to register a two-year closing price high. We asked this question because somewhat counter-intuitively, when the USD has been printing…...

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Updating the AAPL vs. Silver Analog & Interesting Technical Set-Ups in AAPL Pre-EPS Tonight

Prefacing this post with the caveat that this is NOT a long or short call on AAPL into EPS tonight. This said, wanted to update the AAPL vs. Silver analog we had pointed out before and that the technical set-up…...

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Where’s the SPX Currently Sit in Relation to History’s Average Secular Bear Market, ~145 Months after The Peak in 2000?

This chart has always been quite compelling given the close proximity to which the current secular bear market (black line) has tracked against the average secular bear market through history (red line). The values plotted are inflation-adjusted relative to prior…...

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SPX Breaking Out? Going to Target New All-Time Highs?

Any repeating patterns this summer vs. last fall when the SPX broke out of a choppy consolidation zone following the August mini-crash? Also, any similarities between the rally off the 1987 crash lows and the rally off last August’s mini-crash…...

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After Losing 2/3 of its Value, is There an Emerging Set-up in Cotton?

The chart below shows that the decline thus far off Cotton’s peakĀ priceĀ in 2011 is among the worst for a former bubble. At this juncture (~+80 weeks after peak prices) only Silver’s decline off its 1980 top was worse. At the…...

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Relative to Average Path other Assets Have Taken from Bubble Tops, Homebuilders, Despite 135% Rally, Remain Under-Valued

At the end of March 2012 I noted homebuilders appeared very under-valued vs. other bubbles at this juncture of their bubble peak price. I presented the chart below to justify this. Since that original post, the S&P Homebuilder Index has…...

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10 & 30 Yr UST Prices Continue to Battle Long-Term Resistance; Analog to Japan Suggests Days of Yield Declines Near an End

The first charts below include 10 and 30 Yr UST prices. With their strong recent performance, both securities are battling long-term channel resistance dating back 27 years. Historically, per the red shades, this resistance has resulted in periods of declining…...

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