Russell 2000

Small Cap Rout Is Flashing Red Flag For US Economy

The post-election small cap bounce in US stocks has now been completely erased as it seems tax-reforms have now been entirely priced-out of markets. However, as BofAML notes, the demise of small cap stocks relative to the broad market augurs badly for forward-looking economic growth...

Morgan Stanley: "The Debt Ceiling Worries Us Most"

"Multiple failures in the US to pass healthcare legislation, despite single-party control, raise questions about a whole host of other issues, from the debt ceiling, to the budget, to taxes. The debt ceiling worries us most, given that action may need to be taken within as little as seven weeks..."

The Dangerous Season Begins Now

The period of seasonal weakness in the Russell 2000 Index is highlighted in dark blue on the chart. It begins on July 15 and ends on October 27.

High Yield IED

The high yield bond market has come to resemble an IED in the financial markets for investors with risks that are both disguised and highly destructive. Awareness of these risks is the first step toward defusing them.