Monday, December 01, 2014

Market News and Views to Start the Week

The recent post noted growing weakness among small cap stocks as well as commodity-related shares.  Above we can see that the number of NYSE stocks closing below their lower Bollinger Bands has decisively exceeded the number closing above their upper bands for the first time since the recent rally began. 

*  Here is an excellent post from Abnormal Returns on the high cost of free trading and why the ease of trading promotes overtrading.

*  On the possibility of a fundamental repricing of commodities based on China slowing.

*  When less is more:  calorie-restricting diets promote longevity.

Equity prices out of line with fixed income and commodities and what that could mean.

 *  Falling oil prices causing a repricing of assets in Russia; also South Africa.  

Have a great start to the week!