It’s my favorite exercise each month. There is nothing else I do throughout my entire process that provides as much value as my Monthly Chart Review. Here’s what stood out to me this month: [Read more…]
In this Episode of Allstarcharts Weekly, Steve and I talk the relative performance of stocks. When assets are in strong uptrends, they not only perform on an absolute basis, but they tend to outperform their alternatives. With new highs in the S&P500 last month, we’ve seen nothing but lower highs relative to both Gold and US Treasury Bonds. In fact, on a relative basis, the S&P500 is actually down to its late December 2018 lows. Will they hold or confirm a massive distributive top? I think the resolution will tell us a lot about the strength of the current stock market.
From the desk of Tom Bruni @BruniCharting
This week I’ve seen a chart of High Yield relative to Investment Grade Bonds floating around with various conclusions, but I wanted to use this to highlight some things to consider when using Bond ETFs as a proxy for what’s happening in the market it’s meant to track.
Assets in the strongest uptrends not only do well on an absolute basis, they tend to outperform relative to their alternatives as well. In the case of the S&P500, with new all-time highs last month, we’ve just seen lower highs relative to both Gold and US Treasury Bonds. This is NOT evidence of a strong uptrend.
The question today seems clear to me: Is the underperformance of stocks relative to other assets “The Divergence” that we’ll point to in the future as the heads up that something was changing? Or will we get relative rotation back into equities and this was just a temporary blip while stocks consolidated their massive 2016-2017 gains? [Read more…]
Here is the video from my BNN Bloomberg interview this week. They asked me if I thought the media was making too big of a deal out of an inversion of the yield curve and I agreed that of course they did. That’s what the media does, irresponsibly exaggerate things that don’t need to be exaggerated at the expense of their audience. I’m happy to come on TV to bring some sense of reality to the conversation. Someone has to. In this video we discuss the ongoing Cyclical Bear Market in stocks and what we’re waiting for to confirm that a new Cyclical Bull is getting started. [Read more…]
What is the best chart in the world right now? I don’t know. I guess that really depends on your time horizon, risk tolerance and overall market goals. These are different for all of us.
Today, I want to share what I think are collectively the 120 best charts. The way I see, there is no ONE chart that can tell today’s story. But as a unit, these 120 slides give us a good look at the current market environment. [Read more…]
Todd Sohn is one of my favorite guys to talk to about the markets. He often sends me charts that no one else is looking at and points out important data that most people aren’t talking about. His unique perspective on the market definitely makes him stand out from the rest. Todd and his team at Strategas do great work and it’s a real pleasure to have him on the podcast. In this conversation we discuss the current environment for US Stocks, Interest Rates, Precious Metals and the sentiment driving current trends. He offers good advice for both new technicians and seasoned veterans. If you’re at all interested in the market, this is an episode you can’t miss. Enjoy! [Read more…]
This is the video recording of the August 2019 Conference Call.