Japan: Historically Cheap

I want to preface by stating I consider valuation analysis the least important part of process.  It’s usefulness for calling a major inflection point in any asset class is or approaches zero. However, as part of a broader analytical tool-kit,…...

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Updated EM Secular Bear Analog

Here’s an updated look at the EM secular bear analog. Recent, plodding strength in EM is consistent with how both of the DJI’s secular bears acted in this area of their own respective secular bear cycles. Here’s the EM plot…...

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India: Best-Looking Equity Market in the World?

Below I plot the Bombay Sensex (BSE) Index going back to 1980 on the left, and 2001 on the right.  The long-term view reveals that the BSE has performed excellently over time.  It also reveals that it tends to make…...

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Platinum Currently Sits Atop Nearly 50 Years of Support

Below we find that platinum (futures) sits atop support dating back to the early 1970s, or when Nixon abandoned the gold standard.  That’s nearly 50 years of support. The last time this support was reached in the late 1990s. Thus, on…...

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EURUSD Price VOL Approaching Historic Lows

Using standard (20, 2) inputs, last week’s Bollinger Band (BB) print on EURUSD stood at 2.3%, up mildly from the recent low of 2.2% posted in early March. That’s the tightest reading in over 40 years.  Not since 1977 when the BB printed…...

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17 Years of Biotech Outperforming Pharma Coming to an End?

Below I plot a simple chart – the ratio of the PPH pharma ETF vs. the IBB biotech ETF. After multiple failed break-outs over the past nearly two decades, you’ll see the ratio breaking above 17-yr downtrend resistance line (1)…

Global Commodities Continue to Flirt with 85-Yr Support

I pointed this out at the beginning of March but wanted to do the same as we head toward the end of the month because I find it so important: Global commodity prices, via the Thomson Reuters Core Commodity Index…

Goldilocks 1950s-1960s Emerging as Most Likely Outcome for US Stocks?

Had a repeat of 1937 been on tap, the market would have followed through on last week’s ~300 bps decline with further weakness.  It didn’t and instead, rebounded strongly.  So, back to the drawing board. As you are well aware, I…...

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FDR Redux?

Anchored off objective, definitive swing highs from Jul-33 and Feb-15 that went on to register one year “pauses”, we are approximately at that point in Aug-37 where the market, having made a significant retrace of its initial bear market decline…...

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Global Commodities Hang by the Thread of 85-yr Support

Below, the Thomson Reuters Core Commodity Index sits atop nearly 85-yr support dating back to the early 1930s, specifically 1933. Even more specifically, the support begins in Apr-May-1933.  This is what happened in Apr-May-1933.  Support was last touched in late…...

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