Entries by David Littlejohn

Rinse and Repeat

We continue to be trapped in the sideways move for March.  And what a surprise, here we are pivoting right around 1858 again.  As of the writing of this note, the futures are indicating  a move back to the mid-1860’s.  So there you have it.  Work into a lather, rinse, and repeat. The bigger story […]

In 1858 Columbus sailed the Oceans… Wait?

It was 1492 Columbus sailed the Oceans Blue… It’s 1858, where the S&P500 has set up a pivot point.  Sure, analysts will say it’s 1850.  But why be vague when we can get hyper-specific and really put our neck on the line? Actually, it’s the old ‘rubber band’ analogy at work again.  The markets view […]

Daily Digits for March 17, 2014

Happy Leprechaun Day! If you’re looking for a pot of gold, you may have missed the train.  Gold markets have shot up recently – like over 10% year-to-day!  Of course, the stock market wasn’t exactly lousy recently.  January may have been tough, but February was a ripper.  Here we are half way through March and […]

Daily Digits (mid-week edition) for 3/12/14

Sorry Gang – I’ve been remiss in my duties… with viable excuse though.  What family doesn’t occasionally take a few days off?  We returned from a mini-getaway over the weekend yesterday.  I’ll give you a hint:  big ears and fireworks. The funny thing is, after being away for only a handful of days (and being […]

In Case You Were Wondering About Central Banking Policy

Sometimes the most obvious answer is the one we avoid recognizing altogether.  Long time readers or listeners will recognize my comment ‘there’s some science in that art.’  Well, according to this article, there may be a lot more art than we care to admit.  Former Central Banker and economist William White had a few choice words […]

Daily Digits for March 3, 2014

The world just got a lot more interesting (translation:  scary).  While I’m no geopolitical expert, I can tell you war translates to uncertainty.  In this market, the kind of uncertainty we’re talking about isn’t “will the Fed slow it’s taper.”  It’s more like “will the US get drawn into this mess militarily, and what are […]

Daily Digits for February 24, 2014

I’m looking for the all-time high of the S&P500 to be challenged this week.  The reasons are funny.  Last week wasn’t particularly strong.  In fact, economic data is pretty well mixed.  Earnings are mixed.  Growth is mixed.  Excuses are mixed.  But we have a Fed that’s keeping its foot on the gas, and there’s no […]