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Equities were unable to rebound from yesterday’s selloff. As widely noted, Friday the Dow overcame a 400 point decline trading in a stunning range off 550 points from trough to peak. Technologies were hit the hardest with the NASDAQ down over ...

The recent selloff pales in comparison of selloffs of years’ past. Even though the VIX is rising, in many regards there is still a sense of complacency. With this written, however, several organizations are opining about rising risk. Yesterday Moody’s confirmed a long held...

As widely accepted the markets are now dominated by algorithmic and technology based trading. The SEC has stated that over 90% of trading is the result of technology based trading, comprised of about 60% to 65% algorithmic and 25% to 30% indexing ...

Perhaps I should have titled today’s remarks that the markets have never really deviated from normalcy. I have written many times that I believe interest rates are the largest component of valuation (and technology based trading) formulas. Markets today are only reacting in greater fortitude...

Some believe the “illusion” of liquidity could be shattered in the intermediate future as more on Wall Street are adopting the view that technology based trading will be the bane of the markets, a view that I have expressed many times. Bloomberg writes “algorithmic trading strategies...

Earnings season commences Friday. Depending upon the source, first quarter profits are expected to decline anywhere between 4.8% and 9%. JP Morgan writes the majority of the declines will be focused in the ...

Yesterday I referenced an UBS report about the lack of liquidity in the bond market under the guise of “it is not what you say but rather why you say it” specifically stating the lack of liquidity is perhaps impacting overall profitability. On Wednesday, UBS announced...

A Chicago programmer is going to trial over software he developed that prosecutors say had only one purpose: to manipulate market with bogus orders. Most market manipulation cases are against people who buy and sell securities. This is the first case brought...

We are we going? Three months ago the global consensus view was growth. Three months later, the inverse. According to Bloomberg, since November the global universe of negative yielding debt has surged by 75% to approximately $10 trillion. The apex was ...

Equities rose on light volume as all focused upon the Fed’s surprise decision. I will continue to argue that unless external risks rise, the central bank will be forced to change its stance in the immediate future. I ask what happens if China’s economy turns...