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From Dull to Sharp and ABOVE 2900

From Dull to Sharp and ABOVE 2900

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Happy Saturday, Through the first half of the week, it looked like we were going to yet again have the S&P 500 (SPX) fall short of closing the week above the big 2900 price level. Having started the week at the 2888 level, and...

All that Glitters is…

All that Glitters is…

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Happy Sunday, Shakespeare once said "All that glitters is not gold", this market seems to glitter endlessly and investors on a buying frenzy as if to say there's no reason to sell. After the first week in April, the S&P 500 is...

How Resilient Is The Stock Market!?

How Resilient Is The Stock Market!?

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Good Saturday, How resilient is the stock market? Looking back at where the market was in December of 2018 and where we are now, it has been a straight shot to the upside. Do any of us remember the S&P 500 being below 2500 or 2400...

No News Is …Bullish!

No News Is …Bullish!

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Good day, Was it really only 1 week ago that we were looking at the S&P 500 (SPX) trended lower and possibly testing the support level of 2700!? A week ago on March 8th, we saw a low of 2722 in the SPX, fast forward 5 trading days...

FREE And CLEAR?

FREE And CLEAR?

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Happy Weekend, The S&P500 closes above 2800 for the week and all is right with the bull market? Looking closely at this market and where it is headed, it almost indeed seems to good to be true. Consider the fact almost all 3 major...

Livin’ On A Prayer!?

Livin’ On A Prayer!?

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Good day all, As we get to the last week of February, we are looking at the indexes advancing to higher highs. Take into consideration the words of a dovish Fed along with the mention, rumor or slightest hint of China trade talks...

Bull Or Bear Trap?

Bull Or Bear Trap?

Astute Strategist Blog Market Context Good day all, What a week and nothing to show for it. The S&P 500 moved a whopping 1.39 points for the week. The important piece of information is where the S&P reached and where it closed. Having hit a high this week of 2739...

Astute Blog January 26th 2019

Astute Blog January 26th 2019

Market Context Good day, Markets are moving and yet as each day comes to an end it's as if there has been little or no movement. Consider this, on Tuesday when markets opened (post-MLK day) the S&P 500 was at 2657, fast forward a week and it's at 2664. Hard to believe...

Astute Blog January 19th 2019

Astute Blog January 19th 2019

Market Context Happy Saturday, Let's grab a cup of joe. A gargantuan rally in the markets of 13% of December 2018 lows and the S&P 500 (SPX) is within roughly 1% of the magnetic round number of 2700. Considering the US-China trade war, the government shutdown and the...

Astute Blog January 13th 2019

Astute Blog January 13th 2019

Market Context Great Sunday to you all, Here's to you all having had a lovely weekend and ready for another wonderful week ahead. The markets have seen endless up days in 2019. The first trading day in 2019 had the S&P 500 (SPX) open at 2476, days later and the SPX is...

Astute Blog January 4th 2019

Astute Blog January 4th 2019

Tue, Feb 05, 2019 Market Context Good day all, The first few trading sessions in 2019 are in and it was anything but dull and boring. Hard to believe it was possible considering that Fed Chairman Powell seemed to make it a personal mission of his to destroy chances of...

Astute Blog December 21st 2018

Astute Blog December 21st 2018

Market Context Good day all, Fourteen straight trading sessions have been in the red. That is pretty much (less 1 day) 3 consecutive weeks of lower lows and closes in the red. Hard to believe that this time last week the SPX settled at 2600. Five trading days later...

Astute Blog December 7th 2018

Astute Blog December 7th 2018

Market Context Good day all, Whipsaw price action, a clumsy-thumbsy  US President and here we are a weeks price range of 2800-2621 in the SPX. Closing on the lower side of the weeks' range at 2633. The yield curve inverting, along with the usual trigger finger of the...

Astute Blog November 30th 2018

Astute Blog November 30th 2018

Market Context Good day all, November is done and I won't mince words here, I am glad it is over. The markets were scared stiff with October being a bloodbath thanks to Fed Chairman Powell. Leaving it to President Trump to put Powell's job on the line the day before...

Astute Blog November 24th 2018

Astute Blog November 24th 2018

Market Context Good day all, Looking back over the years, there were times when former US President Bush, Obama, and even Trump have caused havoc in the markets. Now it seems that baton has been passed to Fed Chairman Powell to be the cause of panic selling before...