Transportation Stocks: Why a Secular Under-Performance Bear is Just now Beginning

Transportation Stocks: Why a Secular Under-Performance Bear is Just now Beginning

An analysis of nearly 100 years of history compellingly suggests that transportation equities are in the early stages of a major, secular under-performance bear cycle vs. the broader market. When I say “transportation equities” I’m referring to the Dow Jones Transportation Average…...

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Round-Tripping on the SHCOMP

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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EM Secular Bear Remains, but Large Cyclical Rally Likely in Early Innings

EM Secular Bear Remains, but Large Cyclical Rally Likely in Early Innings

Emerging markets, via MXEF (MSCI EM Index), peaked in Oct-07 at ~1,300.  Today, some ~480 weeks and over nine years later, it stands at ~887, or 32% below its Oct-07 high.  Throughout the entirety of that elapsed time period MXEF…...

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Searching for the EM/Commodity Turn

Searching for the EM/Commodity Turn

Below I plot the ratio of the PCAC Index (Producer Price Index – All Commodities) vs. the USD Index (DXY) over time along with a ~43-year support line dating back to 1973. While not at support, the ratio is very…...

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A Look at Historical Secular Bears

A Look at Historical Secular Bears

Consider the very long-term DJI chart below with quarterly price data extending back to the late 19th century. In it you’ll find annotations of the index’s three historical secular bear markets from the early 20th century (1905-1925), off the pre…...

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Contradictions Do Not Exist (Was May-15 Really a "Major" Top?)

Contradictions Do Not Exist (Was May-15 Really a “Major” Top?)

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged As intensely volatile – and often times scary – as the…

The DAX Bear Rolls On

The DAX Bear Rolls On

Here’s an update to the analog first presented in this post whereby we compared the DAX off its Apr-15 highs to the bear paths it took during its 2000-2002 and 2007-2009 bears.  The current path (black) is updated to reflect…...

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Looking for the Next Break in the Ongoing Chinese Depression

Looking for the Next Break in the Ongoing Chinese Depression

In late December we noted via this post that the SSEC’s crash off its mid-15 highs to-date was very similar-looking to the path the DJI took of its 1929 high to begin the Great Depression. Here’s an updated version of the analog comparing…...

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DAX is Unequivocally in a Major Bear Market

DAX is Unequivocally in a Major Bear Market

The chart below plots the DAX against off its Apr-15 high vs. the paths it took off its two other most recent and major structural highs, those being the Mar-00 and Oct-07 peaks that led to 65% and 55% bear…

SPX Technicals Suggest Fair Value of ~1,400

SPX Technicals Suggest Fair Value of ~1,400

Perhaps the simplest, yet most elegant way to think about fair value for the SPX is to view it through the prism of the long-term technical chart below. In that chart you’ll notice the index has traded in an upward sloping…...

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