Monthy Market Updates and SQN Reports

Van evaluates the market each month and publishes his market update along with his SQN Report.

Bear Volatile Market Type Market Update: September 30, 2022 By, RJ Hixson

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. Part I: The World Market Model What did September bring to the markets? Well, in case you have missed the news lately, there’s a lot going on in the world. When you look at the World Market Model below, however, the table looks pretty similar to the tables from a number of months this year—lots of red and brown and some yellow symbols. In the last few months, there’s been only one green ETF—UUP. But …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies: September 18th, 2022 By, Nolan Loxton

Bloomberg announced in May of 2018 that they had created a cryptocurrency index called The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index. Since Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients, an index of this nature was one of the first steps toward widespread institutional involvement. The index composition changes regularly but we show the graph every month because so many institutional investors follow it. This is the five-year chart for the index: The index started in May 2018 at 1,000, reached a peak in May 2021 of 3,504, and then dropped significantly until June …

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Bear Normal Market Type: Market Update September 1st, 2022 By, RJ Hixson

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. Part I: The World Market Model For three months in a row, one symbol in the above table has been green. The US Dollar. That has a major impact on the entire model and, in fact, on the entire global economy. Last month, we had a lot more yellow symbols while this month, we have only a handful. The predominance of red and brown symbols tells us that bearishness has returned to the global markets. The …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies: August 15th 2022 By, Nolan Loxton

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. In May 2018, Bloomberg announced that they had formed a cryptocurrency index called The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index. Since Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients, an index of this nature was one of the first steps toward widespread institutional involvement. The index composition changes regularly but we will just show the graph because so many institutional investors follow it. This is the 5-year chart for the index – The index started in May 2018 at 1,000, …

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Bear Volatile Market: Market Update July 29th, 2022 By, RJ Hixson

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. Part I: The World Market Model At the end of June, the only green field in the World Market Model was the US Dollar and most of the tables below were red. The end of July has the same single green symbol (UUP) in the model, however, red no longer dominates the tables. Now we see quite a bit of brown and yellow. That’s not healthy yet, but at least better than June. Let’s take a …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies: July 15th, 2022 By, Nolan Loxton

Editor’s Note: Dear Loyal Readers, If you’re like us, you have really missed Van’s astute mid-month assessment of the cryptocurrency market. We took some time to evaluate who might be best to step into Van’s shoes on this topic and we are happy that our most recent Super Trader Program Graduate – Nolan Loxton agreed to help. Van regularly asked Nolan for his perspective on crypto market topics because Nolan has traded cryptos on a daily basis for several years. Prior to going through the Super Trader Program, Nolan had …

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Strong Bear Volatile Market Type June 30, 2022 Market Update By, RJ Hixson

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here.   Part I: The World Market Model What do you see when you look at the world market model table for the last day in June? Look hard. In the whole wide world, do you see the solitary green Market SQN® score? In all the equity markets around the globe, among all the currencies, and within all the equity segments and equity sectors in the US markets and globally, there’s only one Market SQN score that …

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June 2022 Market Update Strong Bear Volatile Market Type By, RJ Hixson

Part I: The World Market Model Let’s take a look at the global situation (literally and figuratively) via Van’s World Market Model. If you remember April’s tables, May’s tables will seem pretty familiar. Asian equities are brown and red. All the US equity segments are brown. Europe and Africa are mostly brown and red. The lone geographic segment with all positive Market SQN scores again was the Americas (except for the US). Brazil really bucked the trend with a very strong score. So, unless you owned Central/South American companies, May …

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May 2022 Market Update Bear Volatile Market Type By, RJ Hixson

Part I: The World Market Model Stepping back from the US equities, let’s start this month’s update with a look at the markets globally via the World Market Model. The model uses Van’s Market SQN® methodology which evaluates trend and volatility for the last 100 trading days in a single score. He added colors to help with a quick indication in the model about how each market is performing. The model uses ETF symbols as proxies for what’s happening in the markets. As you look at the following table, what …

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April 2022 Market Update Bear Volatile Market Type By, RJ Hixson

Part I: The Big Picture Here are some of the primary elements for the big picture right now: The yield curve has inverted in certain maturity combinations already, with a definitive inversion likely coming. The inflation rate is higher in the US than it has been in decades and has a higher forecast number than other developed countries. (Have you heard the word “transitory” combined with “inflation” lately?) Interest rates are still very low compared to recent decades; however, they have been rising and will continue to rise. The Fed …

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