It never fails, does it? Just when traders started taking the scales away from their eyes and went full-on hawkish interest rates as urged by the Fed, stocks started to recover. The latest hawkish comments from a Feb member onWednesday finally convinced them the Fed
The much-anticipated FOMC statement on Wednesday’s small 25 bps hike was greeted with open arms by the bulls, who already had pushed the FANG Gang up last month by an astonishing 40%+. Of course, Big Tech had been clobbered most of last year by rising
I have been laying out my case for an imminent reversal in the stock averages in recent issues. Last week’s title was an ironic Up, Up and Away?. Seems my hot air balloon has run out of propane! And once again the timing was spot
Just about every pundit has now said it in their year-end copy: What an incredible year was 2022! Who could have predicted it? blah, blah, blah. So I won’t insult you with a repeat. Only to say that I believe you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
Look at that – can the Dow really be at 32,950??? The UK gilt and sterling market banker bigwigs seem to be happy that one of their own (by sheer coincidence an ex-Goldman banker) Sunak is now at the helm. But I am not so
Did you hear that rattle? That loud noise was the same one as before – cans being punted down the road. And that screech of squealing tyres was the sound of U-turns being performed by the government. So the laudable small government, low tax, high
On Wednesday, the Fed bowed to the inevitable by following what the market has already decided – by raising interest rates. But with the new Fed Funds rate of 0.5%, it remains at historically low levels.
Stock indexes are now in full-blown retreat, as I intimated from last week’s blog caption ‘It drops slowly – then all at once’. Last week the Dow lost almost 2,000 pts. See what I mean? Markets usually fall a lot faster than they rise as is encapsulated in the aphorism You fall out of the window faster than you climb the stairs.