Slumping Bond Yields Equal Surging Equities

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets For a change, the positive mood in overnight futures trading, carried through into the regular session with equities surging out of the gate without so much as taking a pause. Turns out that after last week’s rut, some Central Banks (CBs) around the world were not taking any chances. Some doubled the amount …

ETFs On The Cutline – Updated Through 02/26/2021

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Below, please find the latest High-Volume ETF Cutline report, which shows how far above or below their respective long-term trend lines (39-week SMA) my currently tracked ETFs are positioned. This report covers the HV ETF Master List from Thursday’s StatSheet and includes 312 High Volume ETFs, defined as those with an average daily volume of more than $5 million, of …

ETF Tracker Newsletter For February 26, 2021

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ETF Tracker StatSheet           You can view the latest version here. CLOSING THE MONTH ON A WEAK NOTE [Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Despite a slightly positive opening, the markets dropped sharply thereafter but attempted to rebound throughout the session. It was only the Nasdaq, which after some heavy drubbing early in the week, managed a green close, …

Weekly StatSheet For The ETF Tracker Newsletter – Updated Through 02/25/2021

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ETF Data updated through Thursday, February 25, 2021 Methodology/Use of this StatSheet: 1. From the universe of over 1,800 ETFs, I have selected only those with a trading volume of over $5 million per day (HV ETFs), so that liquidity and a small bid/ask spread are assured. 2. Trend Tracking Indexes (TTIs) Buy or Sell decisions for Domestic and International …

Bond Yields Jump And Markets Dump

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets I have repeatedly pointed to rising bond yields as being the big equalizer that could affect equities negatively, and that’s what happened today. For the past 2 trading days, it was the Fed & Co. issuing well placed statements thereby assisting the major indexes to overcome early bearishness. Where was the Fed head …

A Fed Assisted Bounce-Back

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[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets An early market dump received an unexpected assist, which turned into a big intraday comeback. Unlike yesterday, when Fed head Powell uttered some soothing remarks to pull equities out of a deep hole, today, the torch was passed. It was none other than Fed Gov Lael Brainard who took center stage first and …