Tag Archives: Fed

March 18

ATLAS WILL SHRUG – The Fed can’t hold up stocks forever

By David Nelson, CFA, CMT Stocks have made a dramatic recovery since the Christmas Eve low. The recent price action pushing shares up  close to 20% begs the question; is there enough fuel to extend the rally? Friday’s volume was well above normal and last week’s strong performance led by Technology comes on the heels […]

March 04

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

By David Nelson, CFA The chart says it all. You can’t get any closer to the resistance line of the S&P 500 without crossing it. For several days, stocks have been threatening to break into the promised land but to date have failed to cross the border. A successful breach doesn’t mean we’re off to […]

January 28

Post Shutdown Markets

David joins Fox Business anchor Cheryl Casone to discuss the market’s post shutdown reaction.

January 27

Heads I win, tails you lose

By David Nelson, CFA On the heels of a year most investors would like to forget the first Q4 earnings reports are in with some interesting observations. The most surprising data point this season is the following: Investors are rewarding both positive and negative earnings surprises with higher prices. FactSet data shows companies coming in […]

December 24

Worst Case! – This is where the market will bottom

By David Nelson, CFA For the bulls it was one of the worst weeks in a decade on the heels of a quarter and month bad enough to have market historians scrambling for comparisons. The Financial Crisis, the crash of 1987, the breakout of World War II and of course the Great Depression all come […]

December 20

Policy Mistake – i24News

There’s no other way to look at it. A year from now the Fed’s decision will be viewed as a Policy Mistake.

December 19

Battling the Fed with Tweets

$TLT $SPY

November 29

Fed Blinks

David joins CNBC host Brian Sullivan to discuss the Fed Chair Powell’s speech at the New York Economic Club  

November 26

Policy Mistake

By David Nelson, CFA Thanksgiving wasn’t enough to attract the bulls as the shortened holiday week saw additional selling setting up a retest of the October lows. There was no single catalyst but the continued selloff in oil was notable as crude touched the lowest levels in more than a year. Economists and portfolio managers […]

November 19

Did the Fed Blink?

2 Doves and a Hawk walk into a Bar… “The US does not live in a vacuum” $TLT $SPY $NVDA $AMAT