Buyback Magic (DIA,QQQ)

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Buyback Magic (DIA,QQQ)   There are two distinct and opposite forces currently operative in the domestic equity market, both of which have significant clout.   The first is bullish, and, as our partner in crime, Hugh L. O’Haynew, outlined earlier in the week, it’s accounted for exclusively by the corporate buyback tsunami that began shortly […]

July 13, 2018

Summertime Blues (GS)

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Summertime Blues (GS)   OK, so it was the Fourth of July, and a lot of folk took leave from the markets, but does that really explain it? We’re talking about a significant decline in trading volume that occurred at the end of last week amidst a market rise that now, on second glance, is […]

July 9, 2018

The Denizens of Intelligenz (WWE,GLD,SO,NFLX)

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The Denizens of Intelligenz (WWE,GLD,SO,NFLX)   By definition, exactly half the population possesses below average intelligence.   And that’s not a comfortable statistic.   So who’s the dumb ones?   Well, it certainly doesn’t break down on socio-economic lines.  Don’t think, for example, you got smarts because you got cash, Giles.  It don’t work that […]

July 2, 2018

Get A Haircut! (FXI,QQQ,DIA,USO,IYT)

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Get A Haircut! (FXI,QQQ,DIA,USO,IYT)   Earlier this week, freewheeling Hugh L. O’Haynew over at our Wall Street Elite desk decided to push the toothless FAANG narrative.  He was keen on portraying them as no match for the traditionally more defensive sectors going forward.   Well, no sooner had the words spilled out of his Visconti […]

June 29, 2018

Oil vs Wheels (IYT,USO)

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Oil vs Wheels (IYT,USO)   It’s the interplay between the following two factors that we’re keeping our eye on these days, the better to apprehend the market’s immediate trajectory: oil and ‘market leaders’.   We’ve discussed this combo before, and how they work together.   The ‘leaders’ are the current sexy tech group, not related […]

June 18, 2018

Buyback Perplexity? Try Italy. (EWI,GLIBA)

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Buyback Perplexity? Try Italy. (EWI,GLIBA)   Our partner in crime here at The Modern Bull, Her Majesty’s Senior Liege, Hugh L. O’Haynew, earlier this week outlined a quasi-criminal project so widespread in corporate circles today that the Securities Exchange Commission felt compelled to investigate it.   The transgression?   Corporate insiders selling their holdings on […]

June 14, 2018