Behind the Numbers: Unveiling the Forces Behind the Market Rally
Algos, Stock Buybacks, and Retail Momentum—Elements of the Surge
VVIX:VIX ratio: Very close to a blue sky signal.
Some things that we should keep in mind-The catalyst behind this remarkable rally can be attributed predominantly to an unprecedented surge in algorithmic trading as highlighted by Goldman Sachs, noting an astounding acquisition of nearly $70 billion in US equities over a mere ten days—an unparalleled feat in Goldman's record. This buying frenzy was further amplified by a concurrent surge in stock buybacks, spanning a record two weeks until December 8, coinciding with the onset of the subsequent blackout period.
Additionally, a surge in retail momentum-driven purchasing played a pivotal role, marking the most substantial two-week inflow since February 2022, totaling $40.0 billion. It is worth noting that the market-leading mega tech group, particularly the illustrious Magnificent 7 names, continues to operate in a league of its own within the global market, serving as a compelling factor for the market's performance. As prudent investors seeking profitability, we remain actively engaged in this dynamic landscape. Short term traders could take profits here…
If it’s obvious, it’s obviously wrong.
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The upward trajectory of gold prices in the near future hinges on a substantial decline in real interest rates and a weakening of the dollar.
Allow me to articulate through audio why this breakout surpasses any we've witnessed lately...