Is Plinko The Best The Fed Can Do?

Is Plinko The Best The Fed Can Do? Plinko was made famous on the TV show The Price is Right. To play the game, a contestant drops a coin into one of the many slots at the top of the Plinko board. Then they watch the coin fall, bouncing off pegs until it reaches the bottom. The contestant hopes the […]

Retail Investors Are Long Confidence And Short Experience

In a “market mania,” retail investors are generally “long confidence” and “short experience” as the bubble inflates. While we often believe each “time” is different, it rarely is. It is only the outcomes that are inevitably the same. I recently penned an article about Charles Mackay’s book “Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds.” As noted, that book was […]

Eric Hickman: A Signal To Buy 30-Year Bonds

Eric Hickman discusses the recent signal to buy 30-year bonds. A technical indicator with a reliable history is signaling that 30-year Treasury yields will soon decline. A relative strength index (RSI) can be measured for any price series and represents how much and frequency gains are occurring versus losses. The index is used as a contrary or turning-point indicator. After […]

Market Stumbles As Rising Rates Undermine Outlooks 03-05-21

In this issue of “Market Stumbles As Rising Rates Undermine Outlooks.” Market Review And Update Jerome Powell Disappoints Topping Patterns Suggest Caution Portfolio Positioning #MacroView: Feedback Loop Between Fed & Elite Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha RIA Advisors Can Now Manage Your 401k Plan Too many choices? Unsure […]

It’s Time To Do The Twist Again

“Come on let’s twist again, Like we did last summer! Yeaaah, let’s twist again, Like we did last year!”  – Chubby Checker During the last half of 2020, bond yields were flat-lining at historically record low yields. The message was clear: bond investors did not fear inflation. The tone changed abruptly in early January when the ten-year U.S Treasury yield […]

Technically Speaking: The Bull Market Is On Shaky Ground

Last week’s sell-off left the “bull market” on shaky ground. The big question for investors at the moment is whether the 11-year old bull market is ending or is this just a “pause that refreshes?”  While the optimistic “hope” is that this is just a pause within a continuing “bull market” advance, from a money management standpoint getting the answer […]

#WhatYouMissed On RIA This Week: 3-12-21

What You Missed On RIA This Week Ending 3-12-21 It’s been a long week. You probably didn’t have time to read all the headlines that scrolled past you on RIA. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you haven’t already, opt-in to get our newsletter and technical updates. Here is this week’s rundown of what you missed. RIA Advisors Can […]

Eric Lytikainen: Beware of the Ides of March?

Should Stock Investors Beware of the Ides of March? The “Ides of March” is a notorious day in the western world.  March 15th is traditionally believed to be the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated by Brutus in 44 B.C.  “Beware the Ides of March” has become a phrase imprinted in western consciousness. Source: Wikipedia In the earliest calendars, the […]

Payment For Order Flow & The Fleecing Of The Retail Investor

The fleecing of retail investors continues as “payment for order flow” expands. Payment for order flow (PFOF) is not new. Previously, in a less connected world of instantaneous data flows, PFOF was minimal and non-invasive. Today, with high-frequency trading, dark pools, and algorithms running amok, retail traders are fodder for Wall Street profits. Some Background In financial markets, PFOF refers to […]

Bulls “Rush In” With More Stimulus On The Way 03-12-21

In this issue of “Bulls ‘Rush In’ With More Stimulus On The Way 03-12-21.” Market Review And Update Speculation Alive And Well Yes, Rising Rates Will Matter Portfolio Positioning #MacroView: Yellen’s “Go Big” MMT Plan May Disappoint Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha RIA Advisors Can Now Manage Your […]