Japan: Game On?

Japan: Game On?

I think the answer to this post’s title is a resounding ‘yes’. Having said that, I’ve been spilling ink on this site about Japan dating back to 2012 (there are 102 posts in the site’s N225 category), so it’s probably…...

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Mid-Cycle Pause Analog Update

Mid-Cycle Pause Analog Update

It’s been nearly three months since I last updated my big-picture US equity cycle analogs.  Let’s take the time to refresh them now. Here’s our mid-cycle pause analog.  Price continues to track closely to our historical comparisons, albeit below the “average” levels they imply…...

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Chart Dump

Chart Dump

Let’s start with a top-down view by looking at the R2K. Yesterday’s tax plan-fueled rally in the major indices helped launch it significantly higher.  In the process, the index managed to smash through multiple years of upside resistance.  This resistance…...

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One-Way

One-Way

Although the nadir for the DJI during the GFC came in Mar-09, the index’s YoY didn’t turn positive until Oct-09. That was 95 months ago. Remarkably, the index’s YoY has been positive in 85 of those ensuing 95 months, or 89%…...

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Cycle Peak Mosaic Building Efforts Continue

Cycle Peak Mosaic Building Efforts Continue

In my last big picture update piece here we talked about the difficulty at this stage of the game of trying to prognosticate when or at what price level this US equity bull cycle will flame out. We have our…...

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Big Picture Update

Big Picture Update

Our highest conviction thematics within our big picture thinking remain the following: US equities: mid-cycle pause framework EU equities: major periphery rally underway, per N225 (2012) and SHCOMP (2014) set-ups EM equities: large cyclical rally underway up to 2007 highs…...

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EU Analog Update

EU Analog Update

It’s been two months since we laid out our EU/Portugal analog framework for the first time and six weeks since we last updated it. It now looks as follows (using  Portugal’s PSI20 Index; all analogs present the first year of…...

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EMs Approaching Long-Term Resistance, What Next?

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

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

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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