There aren’t many places to hide these days. Short of bonds, the USD, staples, utilities and bio-techs, it’s tough to find favorable price action in much of anything. This is true too for the Gold Miners Index, presented on a monthly…...

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Below is quarter-to-date (QTD) performance across SPX sector ETFs. Leaders (lower beta and only sectors up QTD): 1) Utilities (+11%) 2) Healthcare (+7%) 3) Staples (+6%) 4) Consumer Disc (+1%) Laggards (higher beta): 1) Energy (-5%) 2) Financials (-4%) 3) Industrials…...

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Attached is a chart that compares new 52 week lows on the NYSE against the SPX over the past year+. A couple of points that should stand out immediately: 1) New 52 week lows continue to trend higher even as…...

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On 5/31/12 we ran a post on the R2K that suggested, based on its current price structure and momentum in the context of history, the path of least resistance for the index was lower, not higher, over the intermediate term…....

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Earlier this year Nat Gas broke through a 20 year support line (1) rather forcefully. Since then the commodity has rallied ~40% off its proximate decade-long low of ~$1.90. That rally has taken it back up to its first noteworthy…...

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Bio-Techs, a Leadership Group, Face Stiff Resistance (Same Resistance Faced at top of SPX Bear Market Retracement Rallies in 2001/2008)

Below is a table (via Finviz.com) that details YTD industry performance – biotech has been a standout YTD, up 22% and in 11th place out of all industries. That said, in the chart below the group’s YTD rally, via the DJ…...

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A short while back we ran some detailed analysis on historical currency devaluation episodes and suggested that should Greece exit the Euro and reintroduce the Drachma, the time to buy Greek equities on a nominal basis would be at the time of…...

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The chart below is of RGR (Sturm Ruger), a well known firearms manufacturer. The fundamental backdrop for this stock and its industry is excellent – obviously driven largely by fears of Obama’s perceived anti-gun rights political leanings. So, why then is…...

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In its last two trading sessions the Shanghai Composite has shed 140 and 160 bps, respectively. At the same time the index sits on trend-line (1) support dating back to 2006 within the context of a broader pennant/flag consolidation pattern…...

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I think there are two potential outcomes here: 1) Per the first chart below – the SPX daily – there’s a chance that the move off the late May / early June lows of ~1,280 and the choppy consolidation that then…...

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