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Are European Equities undergoing what we call a Bullish-to-Bearish TREND Phase Transition?
A) We have slower-for-longer estimates for real European GDP growth than consensus for 2H of 2015
B) My risk management signal says this recent 3-month breakdown (TREND duration signals) is real – for now my answer is yes.
To review some key European Equity market TREND levels that have broken:
1. German DAX = 11,375
2. French CAC = 4,780
3. Spanish IBEX = 11,199
Implied by those signals (since I have price, volume, and volatility calculated within each) is RISING VOLUME (on down days) and RISING VOLATILITY in terms of how I measure it within my immediate-term risk range #process.
The other obvious thing the manic-financial-media tends to miss when its pundits navel gaze at equity indices being “off the lows” is cross-asset-class risk management correlations and signals.
Look at this morning’s move in Global Bond Yields, for example…
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