Best of the Week
Most Popular
1. Investing in a Bubble Mania Stock Market Trending Towards Financial Crisis 2.0 CRASH! - 9th Sep 21
2.Tech Stocks Bubble Valuations 2000 vs 2021 - 25th Sep 21
3.Stock Market FOMO Going into Crash Season - 8th Oct 21
4.Stock Market FOMO Hits September Brick Wall - Evergrande China's Lehman's Moment - 22nd Sep 21
5.Crypto Bubble BURSTS! BTC, ETH, XRP CRASH! NiceHash Seizes Funds on Account Halting ALL Withdrawals! - 19th May 21
6.How to Protect Your Self From a Stock Market CRASH / Bear Market? - 14th Oct 21
7.AI Stocks Portfolio Buying and Selling Levels Going Into Market Correction - 11th Oct 21
8.Why Silver Price Could Crash by 20%! - 5th Oct 21
9.Powell: Inflation Might Not Be Transitory, After All - 3rd Oct 21
10.Global Stock Markets Topped 60 Days Before the US Stocks Peaked - 23rd Sep 21
Last 7 days
FREETRADE - Stock Investing Platform, the Good, Bad and Ugly Review, Free Shares, Cancelled Orders - 15th Jan 22
WD 14tb My Book External Drive Unboxing, Testing and Benchmark Performance Amazon Buy Review - 15th Jan 22
Toyland Ferris Wheel Birthday Fun at Gulliver's Rother Valley UK Theme Park 2022 - 15th Jan 22
What You Should Know About a TailoredPay High Risk Merchant Account - 15th Jan 22
Best Metaverse Tech Stocks Investing for 2022 and Beyond - 14th Jan 22
Gold Price Lagging Inflation - 14th Jan 22
Get Your Startup Idea Up And Running With These 7 Tips - 14th Jan 22
What Happens When Your Flight Gets Cancelled in the UK? - 14th Jan 22
How to Profit from 2022’s Biggest Trend Reversal - 11th Jan 22
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: Are We Ready To Drop To 4400SPX? - 11th Jan 22
What's the Role of an Affiliate Marketer? - 11th Jan 22
Essential Things To Know Before You Set Up A Limited Liability Company - 11th Jan 22
NVIDIA THE KING OF THE METAVERSE! - 10th Jan 22
Fiscal and Monetary Cliffs Have Arrived - 10th Jan 22
The Meteoric Rise of Investing in Trading Cards - 10th Jan 22
IBM The REAL Quantum Metaverse STOCK! - 9th Jan 22
WARNING Failing NVME2 M2 SSD Drives Can Prevent Systems From Booting - Corsair MP600 - 9th Jan 22
The Fed’s inflated cake and a ‘quant’ of history - 9th Jan 22
NVME M2 SSD FAILURE WARNING Signs - Corsair MP600 1tb Drive - 9th Jan 22
Meadowhall Sheffield Christmas Lights 2021 Shopping - Before the Switch on - 9th Jan 22
How Does Insurance Work In Europe? Find Out Here - 9th Jan 22
MATTERPORT (MTTR) - DIGITIZING THE REAL WORLD - METAVERSE INVESTING 2022 - 7th Jan 22
Effect of Deflation On The Gold Price - 7th Jan 22
Stock Market 2022 Requires Different Strategies For Traders/Investors - 7th Jan 22
Old Man Winter Will Stimulate Natural Gas and Heating Oil Demand - 7th Jan 22
Is The Lazy Stock Market Bull Strategy Worth Considering? - 7th Jan 22
METAVERSE - NEW LIFE FOR SONY AGEING GAMING GIANT? - 6th Jan 2022
What Elliott Waves Show for Asia Pacific Stock and Financial Markets 2022 - 6th Jan 2022
Why You Should Register Your Company - 6th Jan 2022
4 Ways to Invest in Silver for 2022 - 6th Jan 2022
UNITY (U) - Metaverse Stock Analysis Investing for 2022 and Beyond - 5th Jan 2022
Stock Market Staving Off Risk-Off - 5th Jan 2022
Gold and Silver Still Hungover After New Year’s Eve - 5th Jan 2022
S&P 500 In an Uncharted Territory, But Is Sky the Limit? - 5th Jan 2022
Quantum AI Tech Stocks Portfolio Current State - 4th Jan 2022
The Alibaba Stock Market - 4th Jan 2022
Will Gold & Silver Be Investment Outcasts in 2022 Again? - 4th Jan 2022
Stock Market Happy 2022 Entry - 4th Jan 2022
Complete paradigm shift will make Gold the generational trade - 4th Jan 2022
Corsair MP600 NVME2 1tb Drive Sudden DEATH Failures - Back Up NOW! - 4th Jan 2022
AI Tech Stocks Portfolio Updated Buying Levels and Zones Part 2 of 2 - 3rd Jan 2022
Stock Market Sentiment Speaks: 2022 Can Be Your Best Year Ever - 3rd Jan 2022
2020-22 - Soaring costs of the West's Pandemic failure - 3rd Jan 2022
AUTODESK (ADSK) - CAD - Metaverse Stock Analysis Investing for 2022 and Beyond - 2nd Jan 2022
Stock Market Sector Themes In Play For 2022 - 2nd Jan 2022
Excuse Me Mr Gold. What Year Is It? - 2nd Jan 2022
Stock Market Early 2022 Should Continue Melt-Up Trend In January / February - 2nd Jan 2022
UK Energy Crisis WARNING 2022 - How to Avoid Huge Increase in Gas and Electric Fuel Bills Right Now! - 1st Jan 2022
Why You Need A PR Expert For Your Financial Startup - 1st Jan 2022
TENCENT- Chinese High Risk GAMING Metaverse Stock Analysus for Investing 2022 and Beyond - 31st Dec 21
Gold Price Forecast 2022 - The Golden Year - 31st Dec 21
Will 2022 Be Better for Gold Than 2021? - 31st Dec 21
Gold Stocks – Wishing And Hoping (And Losing) - 31st Dec 21
Sheffield Christmas Market 2021 SANTAS GROTTO at Peace Gardens, City Centre Sights and Sounds - 31st Dec 21
Nvidia Leaves planet Earth - AI Tech Stocks Analysis - 30th Dec 21
Google (Alphabet) AI Tech Stocks Analysis - 30th Dec 21
Stock Market Santa Rally Challenge - 30th Dec 21
Sheffield Christmas Market Stalls, Sights and Sounds 2021 - 30th Dec 21
Investment Roadmap for 2022 - 30th Dec 21
2022 – The Year of (Gold) Inflation? - 30th Dec 21
Overvalued Stocks and Housing Perfect Storm for Gold - 30th Dec 21
My Most surprising Crypto call to date - 30th Dec 21
What is a Rehab Clinic and How It Is Beneficial for People? - 30th Dec 21

Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

How to Protect your Wealth by Investing in AI Tech Stocks

Bird Doo; Yellen Goes to Congress

Stock-Markets / US Federal Reserve Bank Feb 24, 2015 - 02:06 PM GMT

By: Gary_Tanashian

Stock-Markets

The best one by far is the un-photoshopped Loretta Mester in all her natural hawkish glory.  Note the piercing eyes, the aerodynamic features and the focused intensity.  Also I must say, at 56 she has a youthful dynamism about her.  If she were Fed chief and told me to jump I’d ask ‘how high?’… or if she told me to print I’d ask ‘how much?’


Okay, moving on; the funny Hawk at the top is going to gulp down a mic in front of Congress and the media are all over it.  The lead article in the graphic above would actually turn your friendly blogger into a nice contrary indicator, what with his status among the majority that were bullish on the S&P 500 at the last polling by Tickersense.

tickersense

Let me tell you what this is… it is a question that comes in each week about the view on the S&P 500.  Are you bullish, bearish or neutral over the next 30 days?  I just honestly answer the question each week (including more than my share of ‘neutrals’, which always makes me feel wishy washy, but is accurate in that it is probably a stance more people should have on the market as it implies impartiality in not defending a bias).

Well, during what we were calling the ‘swing phase’ (jagged ups and downs in a sideways trend) in January I was neutral for most of the time pending a break of the swing.  The swing broke to the upside and what am I gonna write, bearish?  The US stock market gave its bullish signals a couple of weeks ago and it is still bullish.  It could end today or it could accelerate.  The markets decide and we should just interpret.

Back on the Yellen media mucking…

Yellen could strike a Hawkish tone before congress

Yes, this whole mid-year rate hike drama has been one for the record books as far as media obsession is concerned.  This chart still begs us to keep perspective on what has already been a Hawk-free picture for 6+ years now.  Ooh, they are going to raise the Funds rate by a lousy 1/4 point in June… let’s write about it obsessively and turn it into something.  Let’s make some chicken salad out of chicken shit.

irx

Anyway, the article trots out Bullard’s Jawbone on how strong data since the meeting (and Minutes) may have altered Fed members’ Dovish perceptions.  I sometimes criticize a day trader mentality, but these people seem to want us all to be day traders, jerking in an out of the markets every day with every diametrically opposed Jawbone and every crosscurrent instigated by the black boxes.  Do Fidelity, eTrade, Scottrade and the other brokers have some secret photos of various Fed members?

Three things Yellen could say to surprise investors

Yeh yeh, I know, you guys have got to write about something when a super Dove former right hand woman to the previous super Dove goes before Congress.  Can’t you just feel the media’s swelling, itching brain thinking thinking thinking… always thinking?  And instigating.  Here in Boston we’d say ‘they ahh just makin’ shit up as they go along’.

The swelling brain goes on to mis-title its own segment ‘Dollar weakness is making an impact’ (don’t they edit over there?  If I ran my sites the way they run their massive media empire…) and talks about the strong dollar.  Then there is some static about auditing the Fed, which I did not even bother to read.

Nor did I bother with Yellen’s dashboard indicators because none of it matters.  As the IRX/SPX chart above shows, there is no causal relationship between rate hikes and a bearish stock market until well into a rate hiking cycle.  Now with the asymmetrical policy inputs of the last 4+ years mainlined into markets already (Doves on steroids) we cannot discount it being different this time.  The S&P 500 looks very conspicuous to the IRX since 2008.  But nothing the Photoshopped Hawk above says in front of Congress is going to matter a bit, beyond any short-term twitches the black boxes may be programmed to execute.

People should simplify, but those taking the mainstream media even a bit seriously are consuming complexity.

Other than all of the above, I have no real opinions on the matter.

Subscribe to NFTRH Premium for your 25-35 page weekly report, interim updates (including Key ETF charts) and NFTRH+ chart and trade ideas or the free eLetter for an introduction to our work. Or simply keep up to date with plenty of public content at NFTRH.com and Biiwii.com.

By Gary Tanashian

http://biiwii.com

© 2015 Copyright  Gary Tanashian - All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

Gary Tanashian Archive

© 2005-2019 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in