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The long volatility trade has been a loser this year and quite frankly, for several years.
Eurozone stocks have been hit by the strong euro, but reforms led by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron could revive them.
The mid-cap index is also overbought, but there are no bearish crossovers there either.
If it makes a higher high, that's a bullish move. But I think we've gone too far, too fast.
Risks still outweigh rewards in these markets right now.
If we look under the hood, there are some signs we need to pay attention to.
The bulls seem unable to recapture the short and intermediate timeframe moving averages.
Here is how to diversify your assets like the super-rich.
Look for a near-term test of 2400 for the S&P 500.
Valuation remains high, as do margin exposure and advisor complacency.

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volatility is quite low here, and we could see some downsides here in the short term. ...


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