• Kazakhstan and the Neglected Country Effect
    Introduction Yesterday we added a piece about Andrew Lo's Adaptive Markets Hypothesis. The AMH allows people to make mistake, even for a prolonged period of time. This in turn leads to arbitrage opportunities that are not immediately eaten away, like in the Efficient Markets Hypothesis that... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 KAZAY, KZMYF, KZMYY
  • India week ahead - 15th - 20th August 2011
    This week Indian markets fell by 2.8 %, was much less that the earlier week falls, the developed markets gave sharp pull backs towards the end of the week. The level of volatility peaked and has started to dip. There was some consolation in the US with some decent nos. n Retail and unemployment.... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 IFN, EPI, EEM
  • Weekly SP-500 Trend Commentary
    *** Status: Market Bearish – Bond Funds *** Can you say volatility? After last week's decline, we've experienced great volatility in the market this week. Certainly not a stable market to invest in at the moment. The general market trading filter I use (SP-500 53 day CCI) is... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 SPY
  • Fidelity, Vanguard, Schwab, and Profunds Fund Rankings
    Volatility was the name of the game this week. Regardless Bond Funds and Short Funds remain at the top of the Rankings. . Remember that even though a Fund is ranked in the Top 15, if it is colored red it is in a downtrend. Green coloring indicates positive rate of change over the... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011
  • 369 price level crucial for AAPL
     I have posted this same chart of AAPL on the monthly timeframe. As stated before, watch for 369.02, if AAPL can stay above 369.02 by the end of August, it is highly likely that we will see new highs above 404.50. Let's look at the lower timeframes. Above is the AAPL 60m support chart. For... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 AAPL
  • Insider buying reaches two-year high
    In the week ended August 12, we recorded 1133 open-market insider trades at 594 companies having a total value of $971.6 million. Transaction dollar volume was 29% lower than the previous week and 0.6% lower when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 67.3% of... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 BEAM, VMW, XCO
  • Shor term bottom probable, but need a FTD for more
    This week markets seem to have found a bottom according the put-call simple moving average 5 Day (chart).Lately almost every time the sma topped above 1, the market bottomed for a while. I have to add that market was in uptrend (Above 200sma and ema), therefore now the signal could be... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011
    A trader’s strategy guide to coming week’s market movers for traders of all major asset classes via both traditional instruments and binary options – with a forex focus this weekEU Crises GaloreRed Hot Swiss FrancsTop Calendar EventsEU Sovereign Debt & Banking CrisisWith... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 UUP, UDN, FXE
    A trader’s strategy guide to prior week’s market movers and their lessons for the coming week for traders of all major asset classes via both traditional instruments and binary optionsBearish Fundamental & Technical ContextUS Credit DowngradeWillcommen, Bienvenue,... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 UUP, UDN, FXE
  • Lost in 10 days, Make up in 10?
    It seems these days it takes months after months to increase asset value but just a single week or two to loose it.  I don’t know who and what we need to thank for, for these phenomenons, here is the... More »
    Aug. 14, 2011 SPY, DIA, QQQ