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ChartBrief #19 Gold ETF Flows

ChartBrief #19 Gold ETF Flows

One type of analysis you will often see on Topdown Charts is ETF flows – they can tell you a great deal about investor sentiment by looking at what investors are doing (versus what they are saying). One chart worth […]

ATM Fees at New Record High

ATM Fees at New Record High

ATM fees have reached a new record high, yet overdraft fees are down, according to Bankrate.com. The average out-of-network ATM fee is now $4.57. The average overdraft fee is $33.07, breaking a streak of 17 consecutive years of new highs. […]

Global Manufacturing PMI

Global Manufacturing PMI

With the release of the September round of manufacturing PMIs there are some important macro themes, nascent trends, and investment implications worth paying attention to.  In this article I will take you through what I believe are the key takeaways for […]

ChartBrief #18 Japanese Business Failures

ChartBrief #18 Japanese Business Failures

Today’s chart is another one for the obscure indicators; the number of business failures in Japan. Almost a chart you want to look at upside down as more failures generally happen during recessions, and less failures generally happen when the […]

ChartBrief #16 Breadth in Bonds

ChartBrief #16 Breadth in Bonds

The first point to note is that the analysis uses bond yields, and since bond yields move inversely to bond prices we are thus looking at bond yields upside down.  By this I mean for 50dma breadth instead of % […]

The End of the Commodities Crash?

The End of the Commodities Crash?

Last week, I harped on opportunities in commodities — clearly a “most hated” asset class if there ever was one. This week I’m going to revisit the topic to point out some of the latent “love” coming to the sector […]