Posts filed under “Markets”

Barron’s: Buh-bye to Citibank Panic Euphoria Measure?

Am I seeing this correctly? Has Barron’s finally thrown in the towel on the Citibank Panic Euphoria measure? We have voiced our criticism of this indicator (repeatedly), which has been pinned in the Panic range for the past year or so.

For those who want a major firm substitute, allow me to suggest the following:

James Montier of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Fear/Greed indicator

DrKW Fear and Greed Index
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SourceThoughts from the Frontline


Jonathan Wilmot of CSFB, which measures “Risk Appetite"

Risk Appetite: Too Soon To Panic About Euphoria


Source: Jonathan Wilmot, CSFB


Each of their sentiment readings actually is perceptive, swings to and fro, and has a degree of anticipatory prescience . . .


UPDATE:  March 25, 2006, 8:52 am

Doh! Its in the print edition, but not the online version.

The Citibank Market Sentiment measure lives — and its moved into the neutral zone between panic and euphoria.

Never mind . . .

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

The Music of the Market

Lately, I have been noticing that many economists, analysts and strategists have been having some sly fun by naming their research after songs.

My own contributions to the space have been the past two commentaries: Bad Moon Arising, and Been Down So Long (It looks like up to me).

But I also noticed that John Roque’s past two comment’s were titled BRIC House, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T. AndMorgan Stanley asked: Will the Real Slim Saving Rate Please Stand Up?

Most of these players came of age during the Golden Age of Rock-N-Roll (Disco era aside) in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I’m bettting that most of this crew (present company included) are in their 30s or 40s.

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Category: Markets, Music

Relative Outperformance: Low Quality Stocks

Category: Investing, Markets, Technical Analysis

Been Down So Long (It looks like up to me)

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Investing, Markets, Psychology

5 Year Performance, Selected Markets

Category: Investing, Markets

Where are the Bears?

Category: Financial Press, Investing, Markets, Psychology

Nasdaq Volume Decreasing

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

Earnings Expectations Slip Slightly

Category: Earnings, Investing, Markets

The Fundamentals of Market Tops

Category: Investing, Markets

Santoli’s The Trader

Category: Markets, Psychology, Trading