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Mind the Gap – shares diverge from earnings

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

In the past ten trading days, the Dow has swung in a tight trading range between the 18,050 and 18,250 levels. There have been two clear attempts at breaking down past the 18,050 support zone, but both failed.  That was my slightly preferred option. This morning, it is now making an assault on the upper resistance level.  Will it succeed in breaking through? There is [...]

On cue, Deutsche Bank returns from the dead

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Like Lazarus, DB shares are rising from the dead. In my 1 October post “Banks are in the headlines – again“, I used my trusty Headline Indicator (HI) to pinpoint a highly likely turn in the bear trend for Deutsche Bank (DB) shares. This is what I wrote: “Deutsche Bank (DB) suddenly hit the MSM headlines last week and that had my Headline Indicator [...]

My HI Indicator is working overtime

October 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

In recent posts, I have been using my Headline Indicator (HI) extensively with the most recent example on 13 October when I asked “Will hedge funds start to lose money in sterling?”. Here, I made a case that because of the extremely dramatic headlines suddenly appearing in the MSM describing in gory detail the Flash Crash on 7 October, a low in the GBP/USD [...]

Will hedge funds start to lose money in sterling?

October 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

As my long-time readers know, I have a thing against hedge funds.  First, they have veered a very long way from their original objective which was to offer investors a way to short stocks in a down market as well as hold onto core holdings.  That was the meaning of  the term ‘hedging’ – to arrange a short offsetting sale to preserve accumulated gains [...]

Hedge funds make it by hook or by crook

October 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

When I first heard of the Flash Crash early Friday morning. my first thought was that the robo traders were at it again.  I checked the price/time chart and quickly discovered that the plunge got started right as the Asian markets opened at 12 midnight UK time.  That timing was very suspicious because trading volumes are normally very thin at that time.  Even small [...]
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