Public Embraces Stock Rally – Will Crazy Get Crazier?

posted in: Credit, Economy, Equities | 0 carried a story on June 1 stating that U.S.-listed ETFs took in $32.7 billion in inflows in May.  Year-to-May, a total of $203.8 billion came in.  International equity ETFs made it big, as seven of the top 10 belonged … Continued

CoT: Peek Into Future Through Futures

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of December 27, 2016. 10-year note: TLT, the iShares 20+ year Treasury bond ETF, has had a nasty drop since it reached a historic high of $141.91 on July 8 this year.  Two … Continued

Margin Debt Essentially Flat Since April ’15 Peak, Even As S&P 500 8% Higher

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November NYSE margin debt increased 3.4 percent month-over-month to $500.4 billion.  This is the fourth time in the series’ history it has crossed $500 billion.  The first one occurred in April 2015 when debt rose to $507.2 billion – a … Continued

Buybacks Continue To Decelerate In 3Q16

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The pace of stock buybacks by S&P 500 companies continued to decelerate in 3Q16. With 86 percent reporting, as per Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, buybacks are down eight percent quarter-over-quarter and down 22 percent year-over-year. These are … Continued

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