You guys know how much I like my intermarket analysis. It’s a tool that we have as market participants that simply cannot be ignored. If you’re putting together a portfolio for a client, managing your own account or just looking for major trends, comparing asset classes to one another really shows where money is flowing and where it is flowing from. It would be irresponsible of us to ignore these intermarket relationships if we’re trying to make money in the market and manage risk responsibly along the way.
Today, we’re taking a look at one of the most important developments across the globe. We’re comparing the U.S. Stock Market and the U.S. Treasury Bond Market to one another. To keep things nice and simple we’ll use the most liquid exchange traded funds that represent each market: $SPY and $TLT. As you can see here, in November last year, Stocks broke out of a 9+ year base to new all-time highs. The important thing we want to reiterate here is that the breakout has held relentlessly, consolidated for half a year, and now the path of least resistance appears to be higher: [Read more…]