Monthly Archives: May 2013

Doublewood: Volatily That Stinks

I have reminded you to keep track of  market volatility after Japan started their reckless monetary behavior.  The Nikkei index went for a 9+% intraday dive last week after ballooning up to a 15-year record high on the same day.  Yesterday, it went for another 5+% dive.  Considering that the Nikkei had risen 65% in […]

Upcoming Bilderberg/Xi-Obama Meetings

Very interesting week ahead. June 6-9 should be incredibly interesting with the Xi-Obama taking place, as well as the clandestine annual Bilderberg meeting that same weekend (held this year at the Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire England). Will there be any monetary system announcement a la Bretton Woods given the timing of these two historic meetings? […]

Doublewood: A Hurried Summit?

Two days ago, China and the US announced that Xi Jingping will meet with Obama on June 8 and 9 at the Annenberg estate Sunnylands in California.  By diplomatic protocol, this is very hastily arranged and clearly concerns matters that can only be discussed face-to-face and, in some respect, one-on-one.  The choice of the private […]

Update: Stocks Resilient After Japanese Sell-Off

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower following a major sell-off in Japanese equities overnight, continued fears over Fed tapering, and weak Chinese economic data. However, encouraging home sales data helped stem additional pressure in this incredibly resilient market. Interestingly, from yesterday’s all-time high to today’s low is already a 3% correction nearly matching the worse drawdown […]

Technical Update: S&P 500 Reversal Day

Technicians will have a lot to talk about after today’s volatile trading. Specifically, the S&P 500 put in what’s known as a “reversal candle,” which is signaling to many that we finally may be in for that pullback that everyone has been looking for.  Essentially, we saw the S&P 500 hit higher highs from yesterday’s […]


Click here for audio podcast:  WEEKLY MARKET UPDATE – PREVIOUS WEEK RE-CAP:  (5/13 – 5/17) Monday (5/13) – Wall Street ended little changed as investors took a breather after indexes hit more record highs last week, but stronger-than-expected retail sales data kept declines in check. (S&P 500 – Unchanged)  Tuesday (5/14) – Stocks rose to […]

Japan’s Quantitative Stripteasing

The higher stocks rise, the shorter their dresses get… Japanese pop group Machikado Keiki Japan base their costumes on the price of the Nikkei average of the day. Roughly translated as Economic Conditions on the Streets of Japan, Machikado Keiki Japan released their debut single, “Abeno Mix,” on April 7. It pays homage to Abe’s ultraloose […]


Click here for audio podcast:   WEEKLY MARKET UPDATE – PREVIOUS WEEK RE-CAP:  (4/29 – 5/3) Monday (4/29) – Stocks extended a rally with the S&P 500 ending at an all-time high as growth-oriented stocks like energy and technology lead the way. (S&P 500 +0.7%) Tuesday (4/30) – Stocks closed with slight gains, with the […]

Update: Stocks Start May With Losses, Focus On Fed

U.S. stocks are off to a shaky start in May, starting the month in the red on the heels of a very weak private-sector job growth report, as well as continued weak top-line numbers on the corporate earnings front. We are seeing a bit of fatigue set in at the moment, as the market comes […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

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"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

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