Small Cap Equities Poised for Blow-Off Rally

The Russell 2000 (IWM) is up nearly 400% from the 2009 market bottom, however, judging by the following chart pattern breakout the final blow-off rally may have just begun: IWM has been in a messy consolidation since the end of … Continued

Energy & Gold Morning Linkfest

Everyone is talking about oil this morning, meanwhile Tommy Humphreys has an insightful piece on the future of small public offerings in Canada… Marketwatch: 3 reasons for oil’s crazy bounce Bloomberg: Greeks Spooked by Debt Clashes Put Cash Under Bathroom Tiles CEO: TSXV vs … Continued

Largest Increase in Gold ETF Holdings Since Summer 2012

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During January the GLD exchange traded fund experienced the largest monthly increase in its gold holdings since summer 2012: The August/September 2012 GLD inflows had a lot to do with the Federal Reserve’s ‘QE3’ announcement which occurred on September 13th, 2012. … Continued

Don’t Be a One Trick Pony

From a 2009 paper entitled “Value and Momentum Everywhere” by Asness, Moskowitz, and Pedersen: “Studying the interaction between value and momentum is also more powerful than examining each in isolation. The negative correlation between value and momentum strategies and their … Continued

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