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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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Japan jumps the shark!

“Jump the Shark!” is an idiom that typically describes a moment in the evolution of a television show when the quality declines and some type of gimmick is used in a desperate attempt to keep viewers interested. The term comes from a ...

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Market Sell-Off?

As expected the market is coming under pressure after the New Year. The problems stem from the underlying weak economy, both domestic and abroad. The economy has never been as strong as some of the headline data would suggest, because of the Federal ...

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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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Reverse Repos Ramping

The Federal Reserve Reverse Repos have been getting a lot of attention in the economic and financial wonky blogosphere, as we have seen the volume spike. Should we be concerned? Is this a sign they are about to raise rates and use the reverse repos ...

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BANK WEEK

It’s earnings season and while this looks to be the first earnings quarter in which S&P 500 has contracted (no growth) since 2009, there are sectors that we need to pay especially close interest to that can drive market activity. This is ...

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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 Contradiction

The market remains under volatile conditions, as if the recent FOMC meeting created more ambiguity than certainty. The Fed did not raise rates, but maybe they will in October or December (the next FOMC) meetings. The market didn’t rally as ...

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