We are living in historical times.  The S & P 500 has moved a record 4% or more in eight consecutive sessions.  The previous record of six days was set in 1929.  Moreover, yesterday the markets stopped trading twice because of declines.

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A Bloomberg headline read “A Volatility Doom Loop May Be Taking Hold In US Markets.” The article cited “unnamed SEC officials” talking about the issue of risk parity funds and high volatility funds reinforcing this negative loop amplified by low liquidity.

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At the time of this writing, S & P 500 futures hit limit down for the second time in a week. Last night’s mega sized neutron Federal Reserve bombing of the markets had little impact. All are attempting to digest the ceaseless ...

Equities plunged again following the World Health Organization’s declaration that the coronavirus is now a pandemic. Stocks were also jilted by the lack of follow up surrounding a potential stimulus plan. And then there is the evolving ...

According to Bloomberg, for the first time since the 30-year Treasury came into existence in the 1970s, 30-year Treasury yields are now below the dividend yield for the S & P 500. For the 10-year, yields are one percentage point below the ...

The volatility in the markets is deafening. Stocks rose yesterday on stimulus hopes and the outcome of Super Tuesday. At the same time, 10-year Treasury yields fell below 1% and the dollar rose as all are waiting for other top economies to follow the Fed’s...

Equities surged on bets global central banks will act in the immediacy and in concert to mitigate the economic impact from the spreading coronavirus. Tech shares—the issues that have the greatest risk to supply chain disruptions—led gains. Oil also ...

As widely discussed, last week was one for the record books…the fastest correction ever because of the coronavirus. Indices were down about 11%-12% last week and off about 14% from their apex. ...