Trend Situation among Asset Classes Reply

After the volatile start of the year for many asset classes, trends turned in the middle of February. Since then it has largely been a one-way move. So, where do we stand now? In this post we review the current trend phase situation among asset classes. For details check the Trend Phase Report.

  • The main concentration of asset classes is now found in the Strength and Bull Phases, 71% in total. Merely 14% are in the weaker phases.
  • Commodities are mostly in Recovery or Strength. CO Precious Metals have trended strongly – currently in the Bull Phase.
  • Emerging Markets equities have moved into Recovery and Strength Phases. US equities are somewhat stronger.
  • Fixed-Income is mostly split between Bull and Warning, FI US High-Yield lagging some.

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Trend Status Update Reply

Support.Chart1After the recent rout among multiple asset classes we provide a snap-shot of the current trend status.

  • The Bear Phase concentration is significantly high. The current reading is 80%. Only Fixed Income US and EU Govt are in Strength or Bull Phases. For details check the Trend Phase Report.
  • In terms of overbought/oversold situations, the most oversold asset classes are CO Energy, EQ US Mid Cap Value and EQ EM Latin America. No asset class is currently in overbought territory. View the current situation in the Overbought/Oversold Report.
  • Checking the Indicator Dashboard, the picture is apparent of highly short-term trending asset classes. In general, the trend indicator have high readings – many cases above 2.0. What is also noteworthy is the negative long-term momentum for all asset classes.

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How Are Asset Classes Currently Trending? Reply

Turning the corner of another month, we review the current Trend Phases among asset classes.

  • The concentration to the Bear Phase of late has decreased significantly during the last month – now standing at 23%.
  • Commodities are still depressed.
  • Emerging Markets equities have to a large extent moved into Recovery Phase, with US equities somewhat stronger.
  • Fixed-Income is toppling – in Warning or Weakness.

For details check the Trend Phase Report.

Trend Status Update at Halfway Point 1

Support.Chart1We look at the current trend status among asset classes at the halfway point of 2014.

  • The Bull Mode concentration is persistently high. The current reading is 73%. No pure beta asset class is either in Weakness or Bear Mode. For details check the Trend Mode Report.
  • Even though a majority of the asset classes are in Bull Mode, the trend strength is not particularly short-term extended. View the current situation in the Overbought/Oversold Report.
  • Turning to volatility, the Variance Risk Premium report for EQ US Large Caps shows a situation of “Caution” among equity investors. However, digging deeper, the cautionary stance is more a result of seriously low realized volatility as opposed to elevated implied volatility.