Archive for the ‘MARKETS’ Category

Chart of the Day: stock markets perspective.

Chart of the Day: stock markets perspective. The Dow just made another all-time record high. To provide some further perspective to the current Dow rally, all major market rallies of the last 116 years are plotted on today’s chart. Each dot represents a major stock market rally as measured by the Dow...

U.S. stock market during an election year.

U.S. stock market during an election year. With the 2016 presidential campaign now in full swing, today’s chart illustrates how the stock market has performed during the average election year. Since 1900, the first five months of the election year have tended to be choppy. That choppiness was then followed with a...

Inflation-adjusted gasoline prices.

Inflation-adjusted gasoline prices. As result of an overall sluggish global economy plus increased global supply, the price of crude oil continues to trade at a relatively low $43 per barrel. As a result, the cost of one gallon of gasoline has declined a significant $0.74 (i.e. 26%) over...

Nasdaq at levels not seen since the end of the dot-com bubble.

Nasdaq at levels not seen since the end of the dot-com bubble. For some perspective on a key US stock market index, today’s chart illustrates the overall trend of the Nasdaq Composite since 2000. As today’s chart illustrates, the post-financial crisis rally (which began in early 2009) has been significant enough to have the Nasdaq surge well...

Chart of the Day: prices long-term trend of West Texas Intermediate crude.

Chart of the Day: prices long-term trend of West Texas Intermediate crude. With a barrel of oil now trading in the low $60 range, today’s chart presents the current, long-term trend of West Texas Intermediate crude. As today’s chart illustrates, crude oil has traded within the confines of a long-term upward sloping trend channel (with the exception...

Gasoline price inflation adjusted in the USA.

Gasoline price inflation adjusted in the USA. As a result of an overall sluggish global economy plus increased global supply, the price of crude oil continues to trend lower. Over the past seven months, the cost of one gallon of gasoline has declined a significant $0.88 (i.e. 24%). Today’s chart provides some...

Chart of the Day: 10-year Treasury Bond Yield.

Chart of the Day: 10-year Treasury Bond Yield. For some perspective on all-important long-term interest rates, today’s chart illustrates the 30-year trend of the 10-year Treasury bond yield (thick blue line). As today’s chart illustrates, the 10-year Treasury bond yield has moved within the confines of a 28-year downward sloping trend channel. Since...

Economía directa: El próximo gran crack económico.

Economía directa: El próximo gran crack económico. Hoy hablamos sobre los Presupuestos Generales del Estado para 2015 presentados por el Ejecutivo de Mariano Rajoy y por las optimistas previsiones del Gobierno; sobre las declaraciones del Gobernador del Banco de España, Luís María Linde, que parece no compartir el triunfalismo del Gobierno; sobre la...

A perspective to current stock market rally.

A perspective to current stock market rally. With the S&P 500 trading above 2,000 for the first time in history, today’s chart provides some perspective to current rally by plotting all major S&P 500 rallies of the last 82 years. With the S&P 500 up 91% since its October 2011 lows (the...

Exportaciones españolas, asfixia estatal y devaluación del Euro.

Exportaciones españolas, asfixia estatal y devaluación del Euro. Hoy hablamos sobre los pésimos datos de la balanza comercial española y de la preocupante evolución que muestra, sobre la posibilidad de una devaluación del euro (minuto 59), sobre la contracción del balance del Banco Central Europeo y sobre si estamos asistiendo a un cambio de...