With John Hampson

Post Pop

A surprising day yesterday. Russell 2000 up 2.75%, and all US indices popped strongly. Clearly nothing to do with Ukraine. If we look beyond price, not much has changed. There … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 42 Comments

Indicator Updates

Yesterday we saw a gap down in European and US stock markets on fears over Ukraine. Stocks then continued to sell off during market hours, but US stocks managed to … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 40 Comments

Biotech And Russell 2000

Just as the defining sector of the 2000 solar maximum speculative mania was Internet, a case can be made for both Small Caps and Biotech as defining manias at the … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 50 Comments

Higher Close Implications

Yesterday the SP500 finally closed above 1850 with a rally in the last 15 minutes of the US session, and in so doing carved out a marginally higher high than … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 56 Comments

Indicator Updates

1. Dow daily candles and Monday’s volume print at high reversal: 2. Nasdaq 100 and breadth divergence: 3. SP500 and defensives outperforming cyclicals: 4. Russell 2000 (my largest short) P/E: … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 55 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

Sunday Charts

1. Bearish candles on US stock indices on Friday with volume continuing to be greater on down days versus up days: Source: Stockcharts 2. Put/call ratio finished at extreme low … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 44 Comments

Max Short Equities

A reversal in equities at the right time, right place. The closes on the Dow peaked at Friday’s full moon suggesting an inversion may well have occurred. A big up … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 56 Comments

History In The Making

1. Crestmont P/E valuation only exceeded at 1929 peak and in 2000: 2. CAPE / Shiller PE / PE10 valuation only exceeded in 1901, 1929 and 2000: 3. Compound annual … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 34 Comments

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