This Too Shall Pass

Housing starts and permits both fell, with starts missing expectations by a mile. Philadelphia Fed index also fell and saw a big miss. Capacity utilization and industrial output both missed and fell. So, naturally, the OPEX-obsessed S&P 500 futures are up 10 points. If things seem a little upside down at this point, know that … continue reading →

Algos: “We’ll Take it From Here”

More fun and games from the market-rigging department… If SPX’s rally has impressed you, check out the Nikkei.  Since its Aug 26 lows, NKD is up a whopping 13.8% — more than twice SPX’s impressive 6.0%.Do what I did and google “Japan” and “economy” for the past month and you’ll see nothing but negative stories … continue reading →