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D&D Note (5.30.2018) ~ Italy Contagion Fears Subside Pushing Markets Higher ~ #StockMarket

D&D Note (5.30.2018) ~ Italy Contagion Fears Subside Pushing Markets Higher ~ Markets bounced back today after yesterdays one day algo driven selloff. Calmer heads prevailed and investors have realized that Italy is not Greece and most likely not going to be another Brexit. The Financial sector saw good gains but did not gain back … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-20-2012) ~ Let’s Twist Again! FED Extends Operation Twist Through End of 2012

D&D Note (6-20-2012) The FED decided today to extend Operation Twist (a policy in sell short term treasuries and buy long term notes) through the end of the year. The markets sharply sold off after hearing no outright QE3 (Quantitative Easing – commonly know as printing money) then rallied hard up to when Chairman Ben … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-18-2012) ~ Greece Votes Pro-Bailout, But Spanish Yields Rise Above 7%

D&D Note (6-18-2012) The Greek’s voted for the pro-bailout party eliminating the worse case scenario. However, now the New Democracy party needs to form a coalition, most likely with the Pasok party. If a coalition can’t be formed the country will be forced to have a third election. Not to mention that Greece will run … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-15-2012) ~ Hope Fuels Market Gains Ahead of Greek Elections

D&D Note (6-15-2012) Investors bid up equities today before the Greeks head to the polls to elect a new government. Yesterday we had the markets gain on hope of Central Bank stimulus. The question now is have the markets once again got ahead of themselves. Even if the Greeks vote for a pro-bailout government, there … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-13-2012) ~ Stocks Sell-off Near End of Trading On Euro Worries

D&D Note (6-13-2012) Markets were in the green today but gave back all the gains and turned lower by the end of the trading session. The Eurozone remains in focus and all eyes are on this Sunday when the Greek’s take to the polls. Markets also began to sell-off during CEO Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan … Continue reading

D&D Note (6-6-2012) ~ Largest One Day Rally In 2012 For The Dow, Can It Last?

D&D Note (6-6-2012) Today rather than a wall of worry, the market saw a wall of gains. The Dow posted the biggest one day gain in 2012 during today’s trading session. Mostly on rumors of further joint central bank stimulus. The ECB (European Central Bank) president Mario Draghi left the door open for further action … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-30-2012) ~ Record Low Bond Yields Today On Flight To Safety

D&D Note (5-30-2012) The more bonds people buy the lower the yield goes. (price and yields are inverse). Today we hit record low yields on the 10-Year Note with a yield of 1.62%. So low that you are loosing your investment. All signs point to we are about to see a bond bubble burst. There … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-29-2012) ~ Markets Rally On Joint Central Bank Stimulus Hope

D&D Note (5-29-2012) The next US jobs report (for May) will determine just about everything for the FED. Next FOMC meeting is in the third week of June – same time as the Greek elections. Could we see QE3, another LTRO, further RRR reduction in China? Simply put investors will have a glimpse into the … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-22-2012) – Greece Exit Possibility Drags Markets Down at End of Session.

D&D Note (5-22-2012) Today started with a nice rally on housing data – until the final 30 minutes of trading when one headline on Greece possibly beginning an exit strategy from the Euro dragged all the indexes down erasing todays gains. New reports have that Greece might only have 2 days to determine its future. … Continue reading

D&D Note (5-14-2012) ~ Greece Remains in The Forefront With Global Market Correlation

D&D Note (5-14-2012) Markets are currently trying to price in the possibility of Greece leaving the Euro. Leaving the entire global markets in extreme correlation (meaning everything is trading together around 75% correlation, and today that was down). Banks are still also adding to the downward pressure mainly thanks to JPMorgan (JPM). And the ax … Continue reading