Surprises From Market Breadth with Record Margin Debt

Surprises From Market Breadth with Record Margin Debt

As we discussed earlier, heading into the third quarter earnings season, we have above average level of positive guidance in terms of both top line sales and earnings as well as lower-than-average negative earnings guidance. We  pointed out yesterday, however, that an uncomfortable portion of that guidance is driven by gains from a weak dollar […]

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Margin Debt – What and Why

Margin Debt – What and Why

If you’ve been listening to CNBC or reading any of the main financial publications, you’ve probably heard talk about the significance, (or insignificance based on the speaker’s perspective) of margin debt. Last week the NYSE released its latest data on margin debt which increased for the seventh straight month. January was also the fifth straight […]

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