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Mar 05 2021

Lever Up!

  • Mar 5, 2021

Someday, we’ll have a chuckle with our (yet unborn) basketball-playing grandson about the time Shaquille O’Neal was able to raise several-hundred-million dollars in his second SPAC. But while these anecdotes get sillier and sillier, we have a personal bias toward speculative activity we can measure over time. That activity isn’t quite as alarming as the anecdotes, but it’s getting there.

May 07 2020

Is “NASDAQ Fever” Peaking?

  • May 7, 2020

Even casual market observers have begun to marvel at the NASDAQ’s ability to defy the rest of the stock market, and the “U.S. Exceptionalism Index” continues to go parabolic.

Nov 07 2019

Simple Bond Model Says “SELL”

  • Nov 7, 2019

In our minds, the big story is not the nominal new highs in the blue chips, but rather the rapid changes now occurring on both an “intra-market” and “inter-market” basis. In the case of the latter, we have an important new signal from a simple correlation model we developed earlier this year.

Aug 07 2019

Odds & Ends

  • Aug 7, 2019

Here are some brief follow-up notes on topics covered in recent months’ Green Books.

Jul 05 2019

Correlations Are Worthless, Except This One

  • Jul 5, 2019

We’ve never understood investment quants’ desire to project correlations among assets. Such correlations are inherently unstable.

Jul 05 2019

Breadth: Is It Different This Time?

  • Jul 5, 2019

The granddaddy of all technical indicators—the NYSE Daily Advance/Decline Line—continues to make new highs alongside the S&P 500, suggesting the market should move to even higher (but perhaps narrower) highs well into the fall. As noted a month ago, we increasingly suspect that granddaddy may be telling a lie.

Oct 07 2015

A Whimpering Sell Signal...

  • Oct 7, 2015

It’s been more than two years since NYSE Margin Debt broke out above its 2007 high, and we remember the rash of bearish commentary that accompanied that milestone. We later showed the Margin Debt increase was almost perfectly proportional to the gain in the stock market itself, and not a reason to turn bearish in and of itself. But our tune has changed.