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Get Ready!

I apologize that I have not written sooner. The last 8-9 months have been long and have required my full attention; from setting up new offices, new jurisdictions, new businesses, accounting, systems, new language, traveling, and of course legal. ...

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2016 Predictions

It is the end of 2015 and we have been in for a wild ride, driven by Fed interventionism and uncertainty. The Fed raised rates to the upper end of their 0 - .25 years long ZERO rate policy. However, the 25bps raise had little effect on bonds or the ...

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Easy Money

While earnings have been significantly mixed; Walmart, IBM, Chipotle and others getting crushed and Google, Amazon, and others beating – we are seeing huge volatility. There is one common theme that is a little concern, is that the net ...

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Variables?

What are the variables? The market moves based on order flow and to drive order flow you need a catalyst event. An event can be something that is mechanical like a short-covering rally or margin call, or it can be perception based that drive herd ...

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Fed Policy NOT working

The FED did NOT raise rates the market should have rallied. What happened, why are we declining? Is the message from the Fed that the economy, whether globally or locally, really that bad? What about all the great economic data; U3 unemployment at ...

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Sustainability

The market roller coaster ride continues and will continue until we get to that FOMC meeting. The market, investors, the world needs certainty as to what the Fed will do and also set a tone of expectations going forward – rather than this we ...

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Oil Story

Perhaps this week the market can take a rest from the volatility that circles our world. What is interesting is the market (fueled by our media) acts surprised by these volatile events, when in reality they are all fairly well known and we should ...

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China's Yuan

The market hit some of those intraday support lows, but what was important was how we closed. We saw volume pick up and a strong rally to get above those key levels and that is a hopeful sign that we could see continued support in here. It is not ...

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