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Monthly Archives: February 2018


Some interesting things…. The stock market downdraft from earlier this month caused the biggest quant fund blow up in history. And yet we were going to see another 3-day bloodbath last Thursday through today –but it was prevented by James Bullard’s comments early last Thursday morning. So far this year we’ve seen record setting advisor sentiment readings. We’ll revisit that this month and next. […] Read the rest of this entry »

Cryptocurrencies vs dollar vs gold

Yesterday morning I watched the NY Federal Reserve live presentation about a dire economic situation in Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I. that is a result of hurricane Maria.  In the Q&A session someone asked about cryptocurrencies. Bill Dudley (NY Fed Prez & CEO) laughed and said cryptocurrencies were a terrible form of currency in that they fail to deliver a stable store of value. […] Read the rest of this entry »

Largest drop in mini Greedometer values ever

Before this week’s plummet, last week saw the largest 1-week drop in mini Greedometer values ever (20 years of data). The drop was twice as large as the next largest drop. All that out of a mere 3.8% drop over the course of a week. Hmmmm….  

Nothing to see here.

Some fun facts about the U.S. stock market over the past while…. But first this: The Greedometer (slow moving risk gauge) reached an all-time high last week. The mini Greedometer (medium speed risk gauge) reached all-time high 2 weeks ago (the week the SPX peaked). As you know, stock market price is NOT an input parameter to these algos.   There was an all-time […] Read the rest of this entry »