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D&D Note (1.31.2018) ~ Last FOMC Meeting for Chair Yellen ~

D&D Note (1.31.2018) ~ Last FOMC Meeting for Chair Yellen ~ In FED Chair Janet Yellen’s last meeting the FOMC held rates the same and guided to a March rate hike. Following the meeting minutes release markets saw a fairly big reversal to the downside. Correlated? Perhaps not as much as it would seem and … Continue reading

D&D Note (1.29.2018) ~ Bond Yields Pushing Higher ~

D&D Note (1.29.2018) ~ Bond Yields Pushing Higher ~ Markets fell on the day as pressure from rising bond yields continues sending stocks lower. The 10YR is on a very quick pace up and today rose to 2.72% intraday. Utilities have seen a death cross where the 50 day moving average crosses below the 200 … Continue reading

D&D Note (1.24.2018) ~ Davos Most Upbeat Since 2006 ~

D&D Note (1.24.2018) ~ Davos Most Upbeat Since 2006 ~ The mood around the international economic conference held yearly in Davos Switzerland is the most upbeat since 2006. Thats a telling sign of what the most wealthiest people in the world think about the current state of the global economy. The market as whole saw … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-19-2012) ~ Is The Rally Running Out Of Steam?

D&D Note (9-19-2012) The Initial jolt in both Gold and Equities from the recently announced QE3 seems to be running out of oomph. In other words most of the QE related gains were already baked into the market. The current rally is running out of steam, although we can still slowly melt up leading into … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-14-2012) ~ FED Delivers The Sugar, iPhone 5 Sells Out, Stocks At Multi-Year Highs

D&D Note (9-14-2012) The FED yesterday delivered the next round of sugar for the markets. The new program will see $40 Billion of mortgage-backed bonds each month with an unlimited amount of months. They also extended short-term interest rates until mid-2015. Also included was an extension of Operation Twist. All together the FED’s balance sheet … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-12-2012) ~ To QE Or Not To QE

D&D Note (9-12-2012) Every investor has their sights focused only on what act the FED will l take tomorrow. More QE… QE3. Change in communication extended the low rates further. Or nothing. Most likely is the change in communication, less likely is full blown QE. The other end of it is whats the time table … Continue reading

D&D Note (9-4-2012) ~ Small Caps Lead On The Day

D&D Note (9-4-2012) September started out with stocks falling, but not all indexes finished lower on the day. In fact small cap stocks rallied through the day highlighted by the Russell 2000 (RUT) which ended the day up 1.24%. Large cap stocks (which the Dow is comprised of) got a 2:00pm bounce on rumors of … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-27-2012) ~ Apple v Samsung, Can There Be Only One?

D&D Note (8-27-2012) The current rally is running out of steam or should we say sugar. The only things recently that have been pushing markets higher has been domestic economic news and rumors of QE. But even those press releases can’t hold up any one day chart. Today we got news that the Dallas Fed … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-21-2012) ~ Markets Hit Resistance And Turn Lower

D&D Note (8-21-2012) After the S&P 500 hit a high of 1426 traders took the opportunity to lock in gains and thus we saw markets reverse. The previous high was 1423 which was reached on May 15th 2008. Don’t be surprised to see further downside risk before we eventually head back up. A 5% correction … Continue reading

D&D Note (8-20-2012) ~ Apple Buoys the Markets Today

D&D Note (8-20-2012) More and more there has become one so called General in stocks that drives the direction of markets, and that is the world’s largest company Apple (AAPL). The company makes up a large percentage of weight in both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. Today stocks wanted to turn over but Apple … Continue reading