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Strategist updated a/o 11/30/2016
updated a/o 11/25/2016
File Downloads Weekly >> updated a/o 11/25/2016
File Downloads Monthly >> updated a/o 11/25/2016

Media: 02/07/2012: 2011 Top Performers

08/16/2011: 6 stocks insiders are snapping up


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WEEKLY RESEARCH:  Weekly Insider Data and Commentary files were last updated on Sunday, November 27th, with data from the Friday, November 25th SEC closeout.  Please review your Commentary File for particulars.  The Insider portion of the Workbook section of the WebSite was populated with new weekly data and e-mail versions were distributed as well. (Data for all companies, and broad strategy commentary highlights)  The Insider Commentary file of the past weekend includes an updated, thumbnail Strategic view of the Markets from the top-down perspective of all models.  The MPT Accumulation / Distribution Model remains Bearish for the 23rd week.  The Top-down models suggest that a significant and sharp decline in prices lie directly ahead.  At the Sector level, Aerospace/Defense remains at the top in Sector ranking, and Utilities have moved up to an Overweight.  Finance fell off considerably more and is as outright Sell.  The Markets cannot be viewed as a singular snapshot, but are instead a dynamic, moving picture.  Employing MPT research to follow and anticipate the most probable trend features and changes is an important aspect of the research.

MONTHLY RESEARCH:  The December 2016 edition of Market Profile Theorems was run based on the data close-out of Friday, November 25th.  Your specific data files were pushed to you on Sunday November 27th. The WEB site data (Workbook section) were available on Sunday, at 8:00 PM, and include refreshed Probability Plots, Screening features, and Files located in the monthly File Download section of the Web-site.  The Strategy notebook should arrive on Thursday, December 1st.  If you do not receive your files, or the notebook by the dates indicated, please contact us.  Reach us by e-mail or call 206-890-6789 if you wish to schedule a conference call in December.

GENERAL COMMENTARY:  Style closed November with a Small Capitalization preference and a Neutral Value/Growth bias.  The December asset allocation projection again has no clear Capitalization bias, and remains geard toward an expectaion that Value will lead performance.  MPT bottom-up model performance, relative to the S&P 500, was pexcellent in November, with all screens clearly out-performing the Benchmark S&P 500.  The aggregate top-down model drops to a Bearish "-3" this week.  Much lower equity price lows lie ahead in 2016.  The negative trend of the Top-down Earnings model continued last week (-1.44), and remained in the well defined, descending channel, arguing for patience in the longer-term.  A mark-down phase is well underway, and the rally window, from Feb of this year, has closed.  The yield curve has aggressively flattened, and raises the odds of recession in the U.S. to 60%.   We had expected the poor reported earnings for Q4 of 2015, to carry into the end of 2016, however the quickening pace of inflation, and the typical post-election rebound may lead to a less negative GDP reading for Q4 than we had anticipated.  Accelerating downward analyst revisions, a recently estimated Q2, 2016 GDP, of just 1.2%, and a downwardly revised GDP of +0.9% for Q1, leaves GDP under 1% for the first half of 2016.  The most recent estimate for Q3 is a bit better at 2.4%.  The overall trend remains concerning for the Markets - especially with what we see as alarmingly high valuations present for equities.  See the weekly Insider Commentaries, and the monthly Strategist, (Green Book) for further details and interpretation.  The weekly Insider Commentary provides additional color.  Bond Yields and the Dollar are very overbought and will likely head into consolidation.  Gold on the other-hand is ripe for a significant rebound in price.

The Market Cycle, in terms of MPT's "Market Clock," remains at 10:30, was in a MARK DOWN phase for the last half of 2014 through 2015, and began 2016 with the same profile. This Bull cycle within a Secular Bear Market has closed.  Please see the current weekend's Commentary, as this has important implications for the Equity Markets. Insider, and the Summary model, will drive performance going forward.

Top-Down Review: Following a very accurate 2011 and 2012 for Buy and Sell price targets based on our Top-down models, 2013 started a period where top-down pricing levels were more difficult animals to wrestle with. Our upside targets were far short of levels reached that year, and our downside view too aggressive.  2014 started out weaker and was more in line with our long-held expectations for significantly lower equity prices but, with the exception of the Small-cap space, the trend into the close of 2014.  2015 was an anemic year for overall price performance in the major benchmarks.

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Mr. Painchaud is a Founder/Principal of Market Profile Theorems, Inc. and also serves as the Managing Director of Research. Mr. Painchaud has thirty-one years of research experience, which includes Editor and Publisher of Market Timing Profiles, an Investment Newsletter. As Director of CASE Research for Daiwa Securities America Inc., he was responsible for the creation and production of equity research products distributed to the U.S., Canada and Japan. He has extensive experience in the fields of systems design, product development and production, and has been a member of the Association for Investment Management & Research, and the Scholarship program in place at its Seattle chapter, since 1990.


Mr. Brooks is a Founder/Principal of Market Profile Theorems Inc., a Seattle, WA company that provides Quantitative Investment Research, particularly in the area of "Style Management", to major Institutional Money Managers and Plan Sponsors. Including the founding of Market Profile Theorems in 1989, Mr. Brooks has thirty-six years experience in providing investment research to institutional Money Managers and Plan Sponsors. In July 1993, Mr. Brooks was the only research provider in the United States invited to testify before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee for "soft dollars", the so called "Markey hearings". In addition, he has given numerous speeches nationwide on this subject. Mr. Brooks presented a position paper for Alternative Quantitative Approaches to Long Short Strategies at the Market-Neutral Investment Strategies Conference. Excerpts from this presentation were included in a book published in April 1996 by Irwin Press as part of their Asset Allocation Series for Institutional Investors.

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