Quantitative Technical Analysis & Long Term Asset Management

IHS Markit Provides An Interesting Opportunity

I am planning an entry into IHS Markit ($INFO) early this week as it satisfies all I look for in an investment opportunity. Let's take a moment to go over which factors I look for when planning to take on new risk in the form of a longer term stock holding, both on a fundamental [...]

The Bears Have My Attention

When a historically significant signal of a looming recession flashes, it is our job to pay attention. The signal I am speaking about is of course the inversion of the yield curve. In normal circumstances when you lend someone your money, you would expect that the longer you lend it to them, the more interest [...]

Relative Strength

Global equity markets fell hard yesterday on the back of the Chinese Central Bank devaluing their currency amid escalating trade tensions. No matter what the reason, days like yesterday serve as a reminder that these things happen in markets. While not routine, the sell off yesterday was far from rare. I will spare you the [...]

An Open Dialogue About Gunviolence and Tragedy

The dove has been a symbol of both peace and innocence for thousands of years across many different cultures. In ancient Greek mythology it was a symbol of love and renewal of life, and in ancient Japan a dove carrying a sword symbolized the end of war. Yet again, tragedy rocked our brothers and sisters [...]

You Got Your Rate Cut, Now What?

As expected you were awarded your .25% rate cut. Shortly after as predicted, you got a knee jerk sell the news event which served to drive equity indexes lower. The first reaction to such events is nearly always wrong. The sell off was nothing more than a short term, door buster sale that gave you [...]

You’re Going To Want To Own This

(Please consult your own financial advisor before acting on this recommendation brought to you by a guy who likely knows way more than your financial advisor.) I've had my eye on an ETF for the past couple of weeks for a long term buy. The iShares U.S. Healthcare Providers ETF (IHF) is setting up as [...]

Buy The Dip Until…

  The phrase, "Buy The Dip" (#BTD) is so well known to the active money management community that it likely shows up in abbreviated form on someone's personalized license plates. Further emphasis is used at times as well in #BTFD (use your imagination). In bull markets, this phrase is a prudent rule of thumb; buy [...]