US Stock Market – Still Stuck

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he S&P 500 index is still stuck in a wedge pattern and investors don’t look to be too committed to the up or downside direction of the market.

As a result the S&P 500 has basically made no progress in over four months. This, despite the stregthing in small cap stocks – which usually indicates that investors are feeling less risk adverse.

Chart Of The Day: Home Price/Gold Ratio

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or some perspective on the single-family home market, today’s chart presents the median single-family home price divided by the price of one ounce of gold.

This results in the home gold ratio or the cost of the median single-family home in ounces of gold.

For example, it currently takes a relatively low 168 ounces of gold to buy the median single-family home. This is dramatically less than the 601 ounces it took back in 2001.

Will The Collapsing US Macroeconomic Data Keep The Fed At Bay?

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t is starting to feel like the release of any good economic data is being cheered on by an army of PR people nowadays.

People are quick to point to the improving unemployment rate and the rise in housing data.

But the reality is, economic data is still mixed and does not paint a rosy picture.

Below are two data points that I think we should all be closely watching:

Is It Time To Sell Equities?

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From a trading perspective, this has been a frustrating market. For most of 2015 the markets have been stuck in a sideways trading pattern. Every time the market looks like it is going to break out (either up or down) of its trading range, we get a lackluster follow through and move back into a widening trading range.

Riverbend Folios Are Here!

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