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Pater Tenebrarum is an independent analyst and economist/social theorist. He has been involved with financial markets in various capacities for 31 years and currently writes economic and market analyses for independent research organizations and a European hedge fund consultancy as well as being ... more

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US Stock Market – Re-Coupling With A Panic Cycle?
The market’s decline on Monday was inter alia driven by surprising weakness in AAPL and GS. Sharp breaks in important big cap stocks are happening more and more often lately, which is also a very negative sign for the market’s underlying health.
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EC Crumbling Piles Of Sand
The stock market is currently characterized by a high degree of overvaluation, an increasingly hostile monetary policy environment.
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Eastern Monetary Drought
The accelerating liquidity drain orchestrated by the Fed is beginning to weigh noticeably on “risk assets”.
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Is The Canary In The Gold Mine Coming To Life Again?
While we cannot be sure why investors have suddenly become enamored with the precious metals sector, it is probably a good guess that gold stocks are by now so cheap that they are considered a worthwhile target for rotation purposes.
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Bad Hair Days Are Back – Is The Stock Market Oversold Enough?
The fact that the RUT had a very weak close on Friday – closing almost unchanged despite a 2.77% rebound in the NDX – counts as a negative sign for the market.
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Are Credit Spreads Still A Leading Indicator For The Stock Market?
Seemingly out of the blue, equities suffered a few bad hair days recently. One should expect corrections in the form of mini-crashes to strike with very little advance warning, due to issues related to market structure and the post-“QE” environment.
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