Tag Archives: bearish

‘Bull capitulation’ starts for stock markets; sell signal is near

It’s hard to find a more bullish start to a year than this one. There were “blockbuster” inflows of capital into stocks, as well as corporate and emerging markets bonds, according to the latest analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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As market bubbles keep inflating, signal gets close to ‘sell’

Investors’ optimism remained at very high levels, despite the beginning of tapering of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank (ECB), tensions with North Korea and the Catalan crisis.

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A ‘bond massacre’ before the Fed hikes interest rates

Capital flows showed a “bond massacre” is underway, with the largest weekly outflow from bond funds in 18 months, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Sentiment right in the middle between bullish and bearish

Equities saw their largest inflows in 11 weeks in the week that ended on June 3, with the contrarian “buy” signal triggered in early January still in place, data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch showed.

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Contrarian ‘buy’ signal for equities is still in place

Volatility has been high in stock markets, with equities oscillating wildly between deep losses on Friday and a relief rally on Monday, but a contrarian “buy” signal is still in place, a recent sentiment indicator showed.

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Investors turn bullish on emerging markets

Investors in emerging markets have forgotten about their previous bearishness and have turned bullish again, a survey by Societe Generale showed.

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Bears gain ground over bulls in markets

An indicator of market sentiment shows the bears gaining ground as the bulls did not manage to take the latest stock rally too far.

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Why you shouldn’t worry about a bear market yet

Some commentators have warned that a bear market in stocks could be near, citing things like the fall in US long-term interest rates or the decline of volatility as a sign of investor complacency.

But Garry Evans, global head of equity strategy at HSBC, argues that actually, a bear market usually starts when long-term interest rates and volatility are rising – although they are not necessarily reliable indicators.

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Emerging market investors signal change of heart

There was a larger share of emerging market investors who felt they were under-invested in the asset class in February compared with a previous survey, possibly signalling a positive change for emerging markets, a survey by Societe Generale showed.

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