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Holiday seasonality in force!

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Holiday seasonality in force!

As we stated, this week contains a positive seasonal bias. So far…so good. The market was much better than the Dow yesterday and will never complain about that. Even the small caps got into the fray as the Russell actually led up yesterday. If that continues, the market only strengthens.

We have no complaints here as the move has broadened out on the back of massive easing around the globe. German announces they are almost in recession and their market soars. Again…easy money.

Don’t scratch your head. Price is price…and easy money to the tune of $13 trillion plus is in force with more to come. Yes…we said $13 trillion as we posted a chart here yesterday. Soon, we are waaaaay due for  some pulling in.. Markets are waaaaay stretched. The good news is that we are seeing rotational pullbacks on a daily basis which are  not affecting the indices.


Chart of the day! Just overlay a chart of the market!

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Chart of the day! Just overlay a chart of the market!


The GRM (Government run markets) take center stage!

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The GRM (Government run markets) take center stage!

Hopefully in the future we will not have to talk central banks any more. But…right now…they are front and center with no end in sight to the trillions that are being printed. As the markets were swooning into a bear phase, a coordinated effort was hatched around the globe. By no coincidence, at the same time the fed sent out 3 fedheads to say there would be more QE if necessary, Japan ramped up QE to who knows how much, the ECB ramped up QE and promised “whatever it takes” and surprise surprise surprise, China announces a surprise rate cut even though they are supposedly growing north of 7%. My friends, there is no doubt in my mind that central banks are scared crapless of what markets might do if they were left alone. Since the fed admits buying trillions in bonds,we have to believe they are doing what Japan has admitted they are doing…and that is buying up not just bonds but stocks via the futures market. I would love to see Yellen answer that question under oath.

But that’s all noise. Markets continue to be pushed higher by central bank announcement after announcement. Friday was all about China. Maybe Albania is next. Markets remain stretched and extended way beyond the norm. At the same time, bullishness is off the charts which is usually a less-than-thrilling scenario. But easy money is easy money. We suspect maybe not this week as we have seasonal holiday strength but maybe into next week, we are due for a breather. The only other negative to bring up which has been out there forever is the small caps continue to lag badly. Again, that is a theme that has been going on for more than three quarters and expect that when markets do correct, it will be the small caps that lead down again just like they did in October.

 


We dig Jay Leno!

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We dig Jay Leno!

SOURCE: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/20/jay-leno-surprises-wounded-soldier-with-a-brand-new-car/20996868/?icid=maing-grid7|htmlws-main-bb|dl14|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D567787


WTF is going on at UC BERKELEY?

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WTF is going on at UC BERKELEY?

I don’t even know what to say about this!

SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2843539/UC-Berkeley-students-ignore-Fox-commentator-waving-ISIS-flag-ATTACK-waves-Israeli-flag.html


My comments in USA TODAY!

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My comments in USA TODAY!

SOURCE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2014/11/21/stocks-friday/19331459/


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