Category Archives: Technical Analysis

Hoover’s Folly

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Jan, 11, 2017

In 1930, Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law. As the world entered the early phases of the Great Depression, the measure was intended to protect American jobs…

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Deception

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Dec, 21, 2016

Janet Yellen At the December 14, 2016 FOMC press conference, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen responded to a reporter’s question about equity valuations and the possibility that equities are in…

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Banks in Drag : The Russell 2000 Exposed

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Dec, 14, 2016

In “Passive Negligence”, we highlighted how investors, on the margin, have been shifting from an active investment style to a more passive approach by favoring index and sector ETFs and…

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Mind Games

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Dec, 7, 2016

In “Bubbles and Elevators”, we discussed how human beings do seemingly ridiculous things to fulfill their instinctive need to mimic what others are doing, right or wrong, logical or illogical….

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A Narrative for Every Season

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Nov, 30, 2016

“All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds” – Voltaire (Candide/The Optimist) Consider the media headlines and stories published before and after the presidential election. Before…

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Technically Speaking: Weak Links In The “Trump Rally”

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 29, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Another Payoff Pitch

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Nov, 23, 2016

In July of 2015 we penned an article entitled “Finding Value in the Ninth Inning of the Great Bond Rally”. At the time, bond yields surged higher in response to…

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Technically Speaking: Welcome To The “Melt Up”

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 22, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Technically Speaking: The Great Divide

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 15, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Special Presentation: Employment Trends In America

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Nov, 9, 2016

Just recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the employment data for October 2016. Economists rely heavily on this data to help gauge the health of the economy. Investors believe…

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Technically Speaking: Market Bounces As Expected

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 8, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Passive Negligence

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Nov, 2, 2016

The stock market is an essential cornerstone of capitalism, not a game of roulette. Well-functioning and free capital markets properly regulate the cost of capital, which is a vital input…

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Technically Speaking: November Is 50/50 In Election Years

Written by Lance Roberts | Nov, 1, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Earnings Magic Exposed

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Oct, 26, 2016

Following the end of each fiscal quarter, SEC registered corporations release their financial statements. Typically, investors and the media place a lot of importance on these results. Consequently, stock prices…

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Technically Speaking: Bullish or Bearish?

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 25, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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Perception Versus Reality

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Oct, 19, 2016

When asset valuations are extended well beyond historical norms, as they are today, some investment managers elect to take a more defensive and cautious posture than the consensus. In “Bubbles…

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Technically Speaking: Can The Market Hang On To Support?

Written by Lance Roberts | Oct, 18, 2016

“Technically Speaking” is a regular Tuesday commentary updating current market trends and highlighting shorter-term investment strategies, risks, and potential opportunities. Please send any comments or questions directly to me via…

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The Flawed Logic of Inflation

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Oct, 12, 2016

“To me, a wise and humane policy is occasionally to let inflation rise even when inflation is running above target” – Janet Yellen Chairwoman Federal Reserve “And, beyond that, would…

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