Category Archives: Technical Analysis

The Sure Thing

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Feb, 22, 2017

The New England Patriots pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory in Super Bowl LI, and one that was truly unprecedented in American football. Throughout modern NFL history, playoff teams that…

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Fed Up – A Look Behind the Curtain

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Feb, 15, 2017

Danielle DiMartino Booth, a former Dallas Federal Reserve official, released a new book this week entitled Fed Up. The book, a first-person account of the inner-workings of the Federal Reserve…

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The Lowest Common Denominator

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Feb, 8, 2017

The Lowest Common Denominator: Debt At a recent investment conference, hedge fund billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller predicted that interest rates would continue rising. Specifically, he suggested that, consistent with the prospects…

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Great Expectations

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Feb, 1, 2017

  “Never ever lose sight of long term relationships” – Paul Krake – View from the Peak Throughout 2016 we highlighted that various measures of equity valuations are at historically high…

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Extrapolate at Your Own Risk

Written by Michael Lebowitz | Jan, 18, 2017

As we dig through S&P 500 price forecasts for the year 2017, we discover that a majority of “Wall Street’s top strategists”, are calling for a year-end S&P 500 price…

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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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