Category: COVID-19

The Masks We Wear

I'm planning to drop some COVID-19 info and updates into some of my posts, hopefully in a way that won't get people thinking that I'm taking a position in the US election, as it is of vital interest for the economy going forward, and there was a time when that mattered for stock markets too,...

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Category: COVID-19

Rally Time

My apologies for this being the first post in a couple of weeks. Hoping to get this back to a couple of posts a week now. I've been avoiding discussing COVID-19 much in recent months as it is very much an election issue in the US and that's not a conversation I really want to...

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Category: COVID-19

Quick Update On COVID and SPX

I was reading a very interesting article yesterday on the progress of COVID-19 and it was interesting not so much because of what was said, as for the decent quality numbers that it was quoting on COVID-19 exposures in the US population, and the fatality rate from the now decently sized statistical sample of exposed...

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Category: COVID-19

A Killing Joke

I was asked an interesting question yesterday in our monthly free public Chart Chat at theartofchart.net, and I'd like to talk a bit about that before I start looking at markets today. The question was whether, given that market prices reflect everything that is currently known at the moment about that market, then how can...

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Category: COVID-19

Invisible Sun

I've been hesitating about doing another post on COVID and the impact on the economy, and likely further impact on markets this year, because in the run up to the US presidential election almost any comment on these issues seems to be taken as pitching in for one side or the other in the election....

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Category: COVID-19

Another Inflection Point

In my last couple of posts I was writing about the rally scenarios on SPX and was saying that the recent lower high on SPX increased the chance that the retracement from that high was to finish forming a bull flag that would then break up into a minimum target at a retest of the...

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Category: COVID-19

Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

It's been an exciting week, with wild moves, bold pronouncements about markets, terrible economic news, expectations about interventions by governments, the number of US confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbing over a million, deaths from COVID-19 in the US climbing over 60,000 and over 235,000 worldwide. Exhausting and TGIF. So what happened on the SPX over...

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Category: COVID-19

The Power Of Faith

I have a gap in my work schedule this morning as we wait for the Fed this afternoon, so I thought I'd do a quick update on the inflection point that SPX has reached today, and talk about why the still very pervasive faith in the power of the Fed to keep asset prices up...

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Category: COVID-19

An Overflow Of Good Converts To Bad

I have a Shakespeare theme with the title today, which is a quote from Richard III. I am a lifelong Shakespeare lover and have been using some of my quarantine time watching film versions of some of his plays, of which I have about thirty or so in total, many of which were beautifully done....

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Category: COVID-19

Oil And The Old Chinese Curse

My last few posts have been a coronavirus COVID-19 series, so I'm putting in the links here so as to refer back to them easily for now. These are the twelve posts so far. I'm planning to finish this series with a post on the likely economic impact of COVID-19 over the coming year, and...

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