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As rates go – update

About a week ago I wrote a Chart School article that highlighted the correlation between interest rates and the stock market, specifically the S&P 500 (see http://www.themeshreport.com/as-rates-go-the-rally-goes/).  For a quick review, please look at the following charts: The purpose of the above chart was to show the correlation between a drop in 10 Yr. rates… Continue Reading »

S&P above 200-day MA: Sure thing?

After last week there has been a lot of talk about the S&P 500 breaking back above its 200-day moving average (MA). On one hand, I’d agree that’s a good thing and could be promising. On the other hand, there seems to be a belief that the market is definitely headed much higher from here… Continue Reading »

What’s next?

As you may have noticed, the past few days seem to have increased in volatility. With that, a lot of the students that I coach have wondered what the near-term direction of the market is. It seems that we either go up nicely only to have the gains erased, or we go down hard only… Continue Reading »

As rates go, the rally goes

There are plenty of correlations between the various markets. Sometimes these correlations are direct, and sometimes they are inverse relationships. Believe it or not, sometimes correlations can switch from direct to inverse. There are correlations between interests rates and the dollar, the dollar and the euro, bonds and stocks, commodities and rates, etc. etc. etc…. Continue Reading »