October 31st 2011 Market Recap

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The market retraced some of its steps today as questions surrounding Europe’s plan began to unravel. The S&P 500 lead the declines with a -2.47% showing. Volume was lighter across the board.

Some post Europe agreement headlines from Zero Hedge worth a gander:

However, Europe aside, the highlight story of the day comes from Bloomberg,

“The biggest bond gains in almost a decade have pushed returns on Treasuries above stocks over the past 30 years, the first time that’s happened since before the Civil War.”

Ouch.

It is very apparent that there is still a lot to sort through in Europe that will continue to effect the markets here in the US. Overall though the direction seems forward and we should expect any pull back to be just that, a pull back, until proven otherwise.

Comments

  1. Posted by Doctor Stock on October 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Great post… it is interesting to see how the volume reacted… low for now. The week will be interesting going into Friday’s employment number.

  2. Posted by Blain on October 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Ya it is very difficult to read volume now a days, there doesn’t seem to be those consistent, “volume is screaming xyz” days anymore. This is perhaps the new norm of the past few years. Hopefully it re-adjusts down the road!

  3. Posted by Mike Nesbitt on November 1, 2011 at 6:27 am

    All things being equal, charts are useful. But there’s more. Down we go again. Nice one Greece. Ask a lazy populous if they want their welfare reduced. Where will they expect the money to come from? If their government doesn’t appreciate everyone else bending over backwards to help them, time to let them fail. Yes, we will all suffer the fallout, but the sooner it happens, the sooner we can recover. There’s no easy pill here.

  4. Posted by Blain on November 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Amen Mike… I couldn’t agree more!