The Fed’s inflated cake and a ‘quant’ of history [w/ edit]

A stroll through recent and not so recent inflationary history [edit] Some wording and a couple typos cleaned up from original post, no changes to themes… A Cynical Fed is a Dangerous Fed On ‘Fed minutes Wednesday’ the media amplified the noise, the machines are doing what the machines do and running with it, and it’s all eyes on the great and powerful Fed (of … Continue reading The Fed’s inflated cake and a ‘quant’ of history [w/ edit]

Machines turn markets south on what everybody already knows

That would be the Fed minutes and the ‘taper’ I mean, the market can go bearish at any time. It can hold its supports and go bullish. It can rotate itself as it sees fit. But one thing it won’t do is go down because the Fed minutes got released. That’s ‘machines gone wild’ type stuff. Best to tune out noise like this. For “best … Continue reading Machines turn markets south on what everybody already knows

NFTRH+; Short setups vs. rotations

With Tech dropping as man, woman and machine alike flog the rotation from growth to value, I naturally wanted to look around for shorting opportunities to maybe hedge my portfolio a little. But first things first… I got rid of some growth stuff, mostly in the form of tax loss seasonal bottom feeds that have not worked in the time frame I’d wanted to see. … Continue reading NFTRH+; Short setups vs. rotations

NFTRH+; Copper miners

Per yesterday’s Trade Log, Copper Miners ETF COPX was added. Here is the technical rationale, which is getting some follow-through today. COPX had been working on resistance at the SMA 200 and yesterday it took that out in an initial move. It is important that today (and beyond) follows through to avoid another in a long line of whipsaws. So far, so good. Copper and … Continue reading NFTRH+; Copper miners

Precious Metals bounce; no sign of speculative froth

The silver stock ETF is trending down vs. the gold stock ETF The bounce from a secondary low in gold stocks (HUI, GDX, GDXJ) has been going on since mid-December. Meanwhile the Silver Miners ETF (SIL) is well contained in relation to HUI. That means there is a little speculative froth in the sector and even better, little inflationary hype (as a wrong-headed reason to … Continue reading Precious Metals bounce; no sign of speculative froth