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August 19, 2018

Those that follow my personal account on Twitter will be familiar with my weekly S&P 500 #ChartStorm in which I pick out 10 charts on the S&P 500 to tweet. Typically I'll pick a couple of themes and hammer them home with the charts, but sometimes it's just a selection...

June 14, 2018

Something curious is going on with Chinese retail sales.  In contrast to the official consumer confidence index, which has been booming - around multi-decade highs (highest since the early-1990's), retail sales growth has been on a declining path, and was particularly...

April 30, 2018

This week it's a chart of US REIT ETF Assets Under Management, but basically as a prompt to talk about some previous and upcoming changes to the ubiquitous GICS system.  The previous change was implemented in September 2016 and saw the new Real Estate sector split out...

March 20, 2018

The latest price action across global equities has driven a deterioration in market breadth. The 50-day moving average breadth indicator for the 70 countries we monitor has fallen to levels last seen in the wake of the 2015/16 corrections. It was those corrections whic...

March 13, 2018

UPDATE (7 April 2019): The 2018 figure came in at a new record high of 81%, which both highlights an interesting apparent trend, and will no doubt spur some to think of the parallels between now and the heady heights of the dot-com bubble.  See below for updated chart.


March 7, 2018

We often hear about what's happening with the S&P500 - for the smarter people you hear the S&P500 is up or down X%, for the not so smart ones you hear the S&P500 is up or down XXX points (usually with some added hyperbole, etc).  But what's often not talked about as mu...

December 11, 2017

I often look at sector composition trends for the S&P500, and one of the areas that is really standing out for me is the Information Technology sector (GICS classification).  There's a lot of noise being made about tech stocks lately with the FAANG cohort probably gett...

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