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US SP 500 – Crucial Times

These are crucial times for share markets globally, with many markets at inflection points. Global share investors are about to make a collective decision – and moves over the next week may set the direction for the next few months. … Continue reading

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US – Short Short, Long Long

A euphoric reaction to a “fiscal cliff” deal saw the SPX 500 Index trade to within 1% of three year highs in the US overnight. The deal is good news for the US economy and the globe, and IMO adds to … Continue reading

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US SP 500 – Filthy Stop Out

What’s wrong with this picture? US SP 500 – 5 Minutes

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Time to Take Stock – US SPX 500

The looming “fiscal cliff” in the US is capturing headlines and investor sentiment. IMO the sell off in shares is now fully pricing a failure to reach agreement – despite recent developments that make a deal more likely than not. … Continue reading

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Pairs Trading – BUY Dow SELL SP500

Many traders are currently reducing or avoiding US exposures, ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting this Thursday. This may be why an unusual “relative value” trade is available. A gap has opened between the US … Continue reading

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Copper Tells the Tale

Europe is once again dominating the headlines. The possibility that a new Greek government may reject the reform program required for financial support requires markets to increase the risk premium in prices – selling all risk assets. Is this likely to continue? … Continue reading

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Contrarian Trading

Market action is suggesting a sell risk approach (sell US S&P 500, Aussie 200, oil, copper, AUD/USD, EUR/USD) – or is it just me?

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Buy US SPX 500 Break Out

The US SPX 500 Index has confirmed a break out above resistance at 1,292 – 1,300, signalling higher levels not only for US shares, but share markets around the globe. Targets for the index are now

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Index Volatility Clues

One of the requirements for a better outlook for share markets is a calming of the current volatility. Investor confidence is rattled by wild market moves, and it is unlikely that markets will move substantially higher while they remain erratic. … Continue reading

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Dow – Sell the Resistance

The Dow Jones Industrial Average , or US 30, has recaptured all of the losses associated with the Japanese crisis (red arrow on the chart below). With a wealth of potentially market moving data due this week, there is a … Continue reading

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