Monthly Archives: April 2013

Russell 2000 Weakness

Despite North Korean geopolitical risk flaring up this afternoon, there are market participants pointing to some additional reasons for today’s pressure. Aside from the fact that equity markets are hitting these recent highs on low volume (which is typically a market correction warning), investors are paying close attention to the Russell 2000, which has been […]

Record ETF inflows fuel US equity rally

We are hearing some trader chatter that the U.S. equity markets are decoupling a bit from Europe, and are now benefitting from their crisis. Whereas in the past, any negative euro-zone headlines would tank our domestic markets, we’re now beginning to see a flight of capital from Europe seek safety in the U.S. Now with […]

Update: Equities Higher With S&P 500 Record In View

After a surprisingly weak reading on U.S. manufacturing yesterday, equity markets are rebounding nicely, with the DJIA hitting new all-time highs, and the S&P 500 back within striking distance of its all-time intra-day high of 1,576.09, set on October 11, 2007.  Data showing a rise in U.S. factory orders in February, strength in European markets […]


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