I was chatting with my quant buddy Tony a week or so ago and he asked me what ‘MOMO’ meant, which kind of had me stumped. In my mind it was an abbreviation for ‘market momentum’ but obviously this doesn’t make any sense. I was trying to figure out where and how I had absorbed that term and couldn’t figure it out. Nevertheless I have used ‘momo’ for many years now without thinking about it, which goes to show that we all fall prey to intrinsic habits and more often than not aren’t even aware of it.
A fascinated topic in which I have been taking a deep interest over the past few years has been the dissection and tracking of market momentum in various market sectors. To that end I am primarily interested in answering the following four questions:
Let’s face it, we have all been very very naughty over the past decade. And it was great fun while the easy money lasted but those days are over now and alas it is time to adjust our trading accordingly.
Clearly Santa is in a very foul mood this year and he’s not taking any prisoners, as a matter of fact he and his intrepid elves are working overtime to dish out some mighty comeuppance to any bag or purse holders.
Daylight saving time ended yesterday over here in Europe and it may actually have been the last time. Back in August the European Council declared the practice antiquated and recommended that member states stop changing their clocks in spring and autumn. However at the same time they left it up to the respective EU state and I’m pretty sure that, true to form as always, Spain is going to make a royal mess of it.