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Did the Fed backtrack enough on rates?

All ears were listening to Fed chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on monetary policy Wednesday for hints as to whether the central bank would be easing up on its rate hike plans. As explained in yesterday’s post, US stocks move into fair-valued territory, stocks are likely to face more downside pressure unless the Fed pulls back on its hawkish path. As it turns out, the Fed chairman suggested that interest rates were now very close to neutral:

US stocks move into fair-valued territory

Our US market indicator moved above 60% over the past week. At that point, there are 6 stocks with key insider buying for every 10 stocks with selling. Once the US indicator moves over 60%, it leaves the overvalued zone and crosses into fair-valued territory. Generally, a fair-valued reading implies that investors can expect average returns over the next few years from here. However, it does not rule out stocks going lower in the short-term and moving into undervalued territory. Indeed, for value-oriented investors, that would be the ideal buying scenario.

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INK Canadian Insider Index sheds 2% but holds key 2016 winter low

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the Index had a tough time generating any upward movement and slid a further 23.3 points or 2% to 1083.55 making for a 6% loss in the last three weeks.

Hoye sees gold stocks shining in upcoming post-bubble contraction

Market historian Bob Hoye from ChartsandMarkets.com is looking for a dismal low in crude somewhere around late December or early January. Meanwhile, he soon expects the onset of a post-bubble contraction which should prime gold stocks for good times. In a fascinating interview with Jim Goddard, he explains his outlook which is based on historical, seasonal and technical work.

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More questions about Bombardier's ASDP insider filings

An INK Research review of filings by insiders at Bombardier (Unranked; BBD.B) for August 15th transactions relating to its announced Automatic Securities Dispositions Plan (ASDP) raises a number of questions with respect to ownership changes.

Discovery Watch: Sea change on the Venture as pot stock volumes dry up

In his Tuesday Discovery Watch broadcast, John Kaiser sees trouble ahead for pot stocks while a seasonal buying opportunity is opening up for junior mining stocks.

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INK Canadian Insider Index falls, but hopes to hitch a ride to copper, world markets

Thank you for joining us in a weekly technical look at the mid-cap oriented INK Canadian Insider (CIN) Index. Last week, the INK CIN Index couldn't muster more than about 5 points to the upside before falling, rolling over, and continuing its correction. The Index fell 26.9 points to close the week at 1106.85 for a 2.4% decline, amounting to a stinging two-week loss of 4%.

The Bombardier guessing game: Did they, or didn't they?

Overnight news that regulators in Quebec are reviewing some Bombardier (BBD.B) insider-related transactions shines a spotlight on a big shortcoming in disclosure in Canada. There is an obscure measure in a 2006 OSC staff notice that allows insiders to delay reporting trades for a year or possibly more if they are made under an Automatic Securities Disposition Plan (ASDP) and receive a regular reporting exemption.

Kaiser: Insiders buying Serengeti Resources shares

In his November 14th Discovery Watch broadcast, John Kaiser reports that insiders have been buying Serengeti Resources (Mixed; SIR) stock in the public market after the stock started to tumble Tuesday. According to recent insider filings, that appears to be the case with four insiders buying a combined total of 564,000 shares between 25 and 35 cents on November 13th.

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Starting to look a lot like Christmas: Is the Fed about to blink?

American insiders in the Financials sector sniff change is in the air. Our sector indicator has hit 150% this week which means there are 1.5 stocks in the sector with key insider buying for every one stock with key selling. At this point, the indicator appears to be peaking. An indicator peak implies peak insider buying which often happens around the establishment of significant market support levels.

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