Euro-phoria

By: Ed Carlson | Mon, May 1, 2017
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A critical factor in risk-asset pricing is inflation expectations and inflation expectations are directly affected by the price of commodities. Looking at the futures markets, equity bulls should be concerned. The damage to commodities is already showing in the Chinese equities complex.

But for now, the (western) world is relieved feeling Euro-phoria from polling showing French presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, leading Marine LePen... and we all know how reliable polls can be.
A contracting number of stocks trading above their 20-ma...

S&P500 3-Year Chart with 20-dma

...and 200-dma...

S&P500 3-Year Chart with 200-dma

... in addition to a divergence in new 52wk highs is a powerful precursor to significant corrections and trend reversals.

S&P500 2-Year Chart with 52-Week Highs
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Ed Carlson

Author: Ed Carlson

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Ed Carlson

Ed Carlson, author of George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis, and his new book, George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing is an independent trader, consultant, and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) based in Seattle. Carlson manages the website Seattle Technical Advisors.com, where he publishes daily and weekly commentary. He spent twenty years as a stockbroker and holds an M.B.A. from Wichita State University.

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