September’s markets can be much weaker than usual. Investors often looking to precious metals and bonds as areas of safety. Semiconductors are usually the weakest sector.
Even during pre-election years in the US, markets are their weakest in September. The last week of the month is extremely weak.
Markets traded significantly higher today on large volume. This signals a follow through day from last Monday’s lows. Caution is warrented when trading in summer months.
We review common measures of volatility, breadth, volume and investor setiment to determine how much more of a pullback the US markets might witness.
US markets reversed on Trump’s 10% tariff tweet. Time to sell?
One of the bright spots in the commodities asset class, as well as the broader market this year, has been precious metals. In Q2 2019 among all alternative assets, precious metals ETFs were well represented in the top ten.
The recent rally in precious metals presents a few questions. Why this type of performance in precious metals? How have technicals improved as a result?
August has been the worst performing month of the year over the last 31 years. Money flows from harvesting made August a great stock market month in the first half of the Twentieth Century. It was the best month from 1901 to 1951. In 1900, 37.5% of the US population was farming. Now that less Read more ➝
Our article back on on January 16th highlighted Brazil stocks (EWZ) as a place to search for growth companies. We felt that Brazil’s economy should perform well in 2019 after better economic results and decreased regulation. We liked MercadoLibre (MELI) when the stock was trading in a range between $250 and $350 dollars. We then repeated our comments about MELI again in Read more ➝
Investors are expecting a decerease in US interest rates this month. Usually, that is bullish for markets when the indexes are near all time highs.
A Nasdaq Sell signal is imminent.