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Caution: The Market Looks Dangerously ‘Overbought’

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 6th, 2010 8:48 AM |

Is the equity market overbought? Am I supposed to be allocating capital to the equity market after this enormous runup? Is there value in the market, or is this simply one massive momentum trade? Why is overall equity volume so light? Is that an indicator that the market is operating on borrowed time?

All great questions. If I had the exact answers and told you so, I’d be a certifiable liar. These questions can only be addressed on a relative basis. On that note, one of the best measuring sticks that I’ve always used in assessing overall market strength and direction is known as Relative Strength Index, or RSI. What is that? (more…)

A Virtual Smorgasbord

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 2nd, 2009 4:24 PM |

On the heels of the news about AIG, Berkshire, and HSBC, the equity markets have found no support today and are down 4%. While the malaise of the markets has much of the focus, let’s review a few other items that I see on today’s menu:

1. In regard to AIG, current CEO Edward Liddy and former CEO Hank Greenberg have started some public feuding over the nature of AIG’s problems. Greenberg is trying to make the case that the risks underwritten at AIG occurred after his departure. Liddy responded that the culture, the compensation system, and the division housing the bulk of AIG’s risk all developed under Greenberg.  Wow!! When our country is screaming for leadership, we have senior executives playing the blame game and pointing fingers. How pathetic!! (more…)

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