CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures – How Hedge Funds Are Positioned

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of Aug 15, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 200.6k, down 29.2k. The annual Jackson Hole economic policy symposium – slated for August 24-26 this year – is known for its news-making potential. … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures – How Hedge Funds Are Positioned

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of Aug 8, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 229.8k, up 19k. In the past several months, several Fed officials, including Chair Janet Yellen, have expressed concern over persistently rising stock-market valuations. Using … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures – How Hedge Funds Are Positioned

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of July 18, 2017. 10-year note: Currently net long 282.3k, up 25.3k. Through Wednesday, $1.1 billion moved into TLT (iShares 20+year Treasury bond ETF) this month (courtesy of ETF.com). In late April, non-commercials … Continued

XLF Bulls Defend Neckline, At Resistance – Risk Of Double-Top

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The House pushed through a bill last Thursday aiming at getting rid of many of the Dodd-Frank reforms implemented post-Great Recession. The bill probably does not pass the Senate, but the very idea of less/lax regulations lit a fire under … Continued

ITB Up 33% Post-Election, Bulls Defend Crucial Trend Line Support – Momentum Slowing

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ITB, the iShares U.S. home construction ETF, has posted seven straight positive months.  The rally began last November – post-election. Momentum is not broken, but is not in acceleration either.  May was essentially unchanged – up 0.25 percent – with … Continued

With Spring In Feet This Week, Stocks Need Successful Breakout Retest To Prove Move Is Real

Breakouts galore! The three U.S. equity indices discussed here all broke out this week in one form or another. The Russell 2000 small cap index and the Nasdaq composite rallied to fresh new highs, even as the S&P 500 large … Continued

Russell 2000 Once Again Bounces Off Support, Likely Rallies Further – Medium-Term Outlook Sour

The Russell 2000 small cap index once again sits right underneath the upper bound of a five-month range. From the 4th through the 20th in November last year, the Russell 2000 jumped 16.5 percent to 1247.2, rallying every single session … Continued

Major Equity Indices Nearing Support – 10-Year Yields Probably Hold Key

Several asset classes are at crucial juncture. Wednesday, West Texas Intermediate crude rallied to $51.88 before closing at $51.15, up 0.2 percent (Chart 1).  The session produced a long-legged doji, took out now-slightly-declining 50-day moving average intraday but closed the … Continued

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