Apr 182014
 
The Goldilocks trading range of 2.60% to 3.00%
U.S. Treasury Note Yield Chart showing the intermediate trading range of 2.60% to 3.00%

U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Yield Chart

A drop below 2.60% would indicate a run to safety with a corresponding decline in equities. A rise above 3.00% would indicate an improvement in the U.S. economy and an end to quantitative easing. This could also result in a decline in equities.

The price of the bond and the yield have an inverse relationship.

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Apr 172014
 
Intermediate trend is up with major resistance at 15,000
Intermediate trend is up for the Canadian market with major resistance at the 2008 high of 15,000.  Energy sector is leading the advance.

TSX Index Logarithmic Chart 2007-2014

Intermediate trend is up for the Canadian market with major resistance at the 2008 high of 15,154. I use the round number of 15,000 and will set my alerts at this point. Energy sector is leading the advance.

Reference the last chart analysis for the TSX Index showing the resistance point of 14,300.

Reference the sector performance for the TSX Index.

TSX nears six-year high as energy shares extend rally.

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Apr 152014
 
The countries spending the most on their military
Global Military Spending

Global Military Spending courtesy of The Economist

Read the full article from The Economist.

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Apr 152014
 
Where is the money going over the last 15 days?
S&P 500 sector performance over the last 10 days.  Money moving into utilities and energy.

S&P 500 Sector Performance

Reference the last sector performance for the S&P 500 index.

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