YTD Sector Performance

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The S&P 500 is down 5.5% YTD including today’s rally.  Perhaps not too surprisingly “defensive” sectors are faring the best in the negative environment.  Utilities are the strongest performers YTD followed by Consumer Staples and Healthcare.  Financials have been the … Continued

Gold Near Key Support

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Last month I pointed out how Gold has a tendency to spike and then move sideways back toward the 200 day moving average.  After moving sideways for a bit gold has taken a big tumble, but in the context of the … Continued

S&P 500 Negative Y/Y

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Following yesterday’s rout, the S&P 500 has turned negative on a year over year basis.  It’s been quite a ride since last time this year. Click to Enlarge

30 Year Seasonality

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Despite the announcement of operation twist today, if recent seasonality holds, rates may be more likely to move higher rather than lower in the coming months.  In ’09 and ’10 rates moved in almost the exact same pattern that they … Continued

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