Articles about the Markets

S&P 500: Why 2450 Is Doable

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Equity Market Update, Market Analysis by on March 31, 2017 0 Comments • views: 2
S&P 500: Why 2450 Is Doable

As the S&P has surged, Treasury yields may be the barometer for any upcoming changes in the fundamentals since rising yields have been responsible for the current bull run in equities.  As the fundamentals drive S&P price action by breaking key levels, the charts show the S&P is still bullish and remains in a 16% […]

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Bank Of America: Here’s What’s Driving Earnings And The Stock

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Bank Stock Analysis by on March 28, 2017 0 Comments • views: 2
Bank Of America: Here’s What’s Driving Earnings And The Stock

Bank stocks like Bank of America have risen and fallen on the back of Treasury yields. However, this isn’t the first time Bank of America has surged as a result of the 10-year yield. Today’s market is eerily similar to that of 2012 to 2013. By analyzing the past and the present, we can see […]

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Citigroup: How The Bullish Move Might Play Out

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Bank Stock Analysis by on March 17, 2017 0 Comments • views: 3
Citigroup: How The Bullish Move Might Play Out

Citigroup Inc. is trading in a bullish channel that puts resistance at $64.50 (mid-term) and $67.80 for the top of the channel. Citigroup broke out of a 4.5% range and has traveled the length of that range. The next range is currently taking shape.

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The Economy: Why The Fed Should Not Hike Rates

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Economy by on March 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1
The Economy: Why The Fed Should Not Hike Rates

With the recent positive economic developments, the markets expect a rate hike from the Fed during their March meeting. However, U.S. growth is anemic with last year coming in below 2%, and growth is forecasted to be 1.3% this quarter. History has shown, the Fed has hiked rates with much higher economic growth. And U.S. […]

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Writing Portfolio: Crude Oil Analysis

Filed in Articles about the Markets, Commodities by on November 28, 2016 • views: 37
Writing Portfolio: Crude Oil Analysis

Commodity Analysis: Why Crude Oil Is In Danger Of Correcting

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Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

Bearish Risk For The S&P 500

With the summer now over, the market is turning the page to the economic events leading up to year-end.  One of those key events will be the Fed meeting in September.  As a result, the S&P 500 is beginning to show signs of fading momentum on the long-term charts.  If you recall, the S&P surged following […]

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Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 10, 2016 • views: 344
Why Canada’s Economy Could Depreciate the Canadian Dollar

For anyone who’s investing in or sending international payments to Canada, here’s my latest article on the recent economic releases from up north. To give you an idea, Canada has not created any full-time jobs this year; all job gains have been part-time workers. The economic picture is far worse than the market has anticipated. […]

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Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 9, 2016 • views: 498
Why The Bank of England Will Cut Rates

Investors, corporate executives, and central banks eagerly await the interest rate decision by the Bank of England (BOE) scheduled for Thursday. Since a .25% rate cut is already priced into the market, the real market mover and volatility will come from the BOE statement by Mark Carney. For more of this article please click on […]

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Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 343
Here’s Why The Fed Is So Dovish

When the Fed held off hiking rates in July, equity markets surged. However, the credibility of the Fed eroded, due to their verbal chatter signaling a desire for higher rates leading up to their meeting, only to be followed by no action. For more on this article, please click on the image or the link […]

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Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 347
Why The U.S. Dollar Will Continue Marching Higher Vs. The Canadian Dollar

As crude oil remains in bearish territory, the U.S. dollar (USD) will likely continue its march higher vs. the Canadian dollar (CAD). The correlation between USD/CAD and Crude Oil exists because Canada is an oil exporting country and derives revenue and job growth from oil exports. For more of this article and why the USD […]

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How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on August 8, 2016 • views: 355
How The Fed Will Impact Equities In The Near Term

The S&P 500 has enjoyed a bounce this summer thanks to the Fed holding off hiking interest rates. However, expect volatility to return as summer winds down. Here’s my analysis of why the Feds forecast of two hikes by year-end is likely to change. And with the September Fed meeting fast approaching, here’s what Yellen […]

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Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Filed in Articles about the Markets by on March 20, 2016 • views: 443
Do You Know your Average Rate vs. Your Budget Rate?

Calculating an average exchange rate for all your payments and comparing it to your budget rate or your break-even exchange rate, can help you determine how well your Foreign Exchange Risk Policy (or your FX advisor) is working for you. Here’s a tip that I give clients when I sit down with them to perform […]

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