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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Greedometer gauge adjusted

Hello all. With nearly 19 years of history/data, the Greedometer gauge had to be re-tuned this weekend. Price is not an input parameter, so this week’s 2575 SPX close is not a factor in this re-tuning. January 2014 saw the SPX in the 1840s with an associated Greedometer peak value at 7700.  This week saw the SPX close at 2575 with a Greedometer reading […] Read the rest of this entry »

Happy 30th anniversary Plunge Protection Team

Today is the 30th anniversary of the infamous October 19 1987 Black Monday stock market crash. Since U.S. equity markets are once again in an historic bubble, the financial press is all over this story. side note. The top U.S. equity market bubbles of the past 130+ years as measured by price to earnings and price to revenue are (from largest to smallest): year […] Read the rest of this entry »

When bank stress tests will get stress tested. Why you should care.

If you are a U.S. bank CEO, CFO, CRO, CTO, you are going to be interested in this post. If you’re not, read this anyway because you’re going to learn something that will impact how you manage your personal investment portfolio over the next couple years.  (S&P500 at 2556 as I write this on October 13 2017)  The next two years will be a […] Read the rest of this entry »

Will America get safer yet?

Will we have the wisdom to follow the Australians towards improved gun safety laws after this terrible tragedy (Las Vegas mass shooting)? As you are doubtless aware, there was a mass shooting in Las Vegas last night wherein more than 50 people lost their lives.  From 1979 to 1996 Australia suffered more than a dozen terrible mass shootings culminating in the worst in 1996 […] Read the rest of this entry »