With John Hampson

Markets Update

The selling in equities into Tuesday did not wash out indicators, suggesting a lower low should be ahead. Yesterday’s bounce produced a very low put/call reading signalling high complacency. ┬áSource: … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 51 Comments

The State Of The Markets

Thank you so much for all the messages of support – I was really touched to read them all. I had a burn out and now have to take things … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 114 Comments

Dow 1929 vs Nikkei 1989 vs Nasdaq 2000 vs Today

Yesterday saw a failed breakout on the SP500 on high volume which suggests exhaustion. The Skew print came in still historically high and the put/call print historically low again, which … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 55 Comments

Friday Morning Update

Yesterday was an up day for bonds, commodities, gold/miners, and equities, i.e. both pro-risk and anti-risk. Confused? Retail sales came in weak, not just for last month, but for the … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 45 Comments

Chart Updates

1. SP500 – the rally since Thursday has kept both bull and bear cases open: 2. However, volume has been weak on the rally versus the falls – the reverse … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 30 Comments

The Second Chance

Into the end of last week we saw a two day rally for the stock market, making for a partial retrace of 2014′s declines. So how do things stand heading … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 14 Comments

Where Are We?

So far in 2014, the SP500 has made a correction similar to those of 2013, and a larger correction remains historically overdue: Source: Charlie Bilello Yesterday’s bullish candle also came … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 46 Comments

Economic Growth, Demographics And Solar Variation

Economic growth occurs two ways: increasing population and increasing productivity per capita (which can be achieved through technological evolution and improvements in organistation/management/systems). Both increase overall GDP. World population has … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 40 Comments

Timing Major Market Peaks

Starting on the smallest timescale, and working up to the largest. 1. Timing within the month Lunar phasing influences human sentiment. It produces fortnightly oscillation in the stock market: positivity/optimism … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 51 Comments

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