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Gary Smith’s Market Take

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Here’s my take on the markets today, April 20, 2012. If you’d like to read more of my articles, click here.

Credit gauges are mostly deteriorating again today. The Libor-OIS Spread is rising +1.4% to 33.16 bps. The 2Y Euro Swap Spread is rising +1.6% to 91.63 bps. The European Financial Sector CDS Index is rising +.78% to 256.95 bps. The Germany sovereign cds is gaining +4.7% to 86.66 bps(+26% in 6 days). The Spain sovereign cds is gaining +1.1% to 503.0 bps. The Italy sovereign cds is gaining +1.4% to 462.37 bps. The China sovereign cds is rising +1.6% to 112.89 bps and the Japan sovereign cds is up +2.4% to 95.0 bps. The recent surge in the Germany cds is likely resulting in a further rise in angst amongst many Germans regarding their back-door euro rescues. Overall, deteriorating credit gauges remain a large red flag for equity investors.

Major Asian indices were mostly lower overnight, led down by a -1.5% decline in Taiwan. Major European indices are rising around +.75%, led by a +1.6% gain in Spain. However, Spanish equities are still -3.2% lower on the week and down -18.1% ytd. The Bloomberg European Bank/Financial Services Index is rising +.95%.

Small-caps are relatively strong today, while emerging markets are not participating. Semis/Disk Drives are under notable pressure, despite the jump in (MSFT). Market leader (AAPL) continues to trade in an erratic fashion. Long AAPL. As well, financials are underperforming, which is always a concern. Copper and the euro are bouncing, but the 10Y T-Note is maintaining recent gains.

I doubt the results of the French election over the weekend will result in near-term market weakness. However, a Hollande victory will likely be viewed as a large market negative over the intermediate-term as the debt crisis intensifies. I have not traded today and I am still positioned 50% net long.

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Gary D. Smith

Gary D. Smith

Gary Douglas Smith actively trades his portfolio as well as the portfolios of family members. In addition, Mr. Smith maintains Between the Hedges, an investment-oriented blog. Previously, he was founder and managing member of Olympus Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. Olympus consisted of a long/short diversified hedge fund and a long/short technology sector hedge fund. Prior to the formation of Olympus, he spent five years as Vice-President of Research and Portfolio Manager for an independent money management firm. Mr. Smith has been engaged for the past 23 years in the analysis and selection of equity and other investments. His expertise is in long/short U.S. equity investing across all market sectors with an emphasis on technology stocks. He uses a top-down investment approach, investing in securities at a reasonable price relative to their growth prospects. As well, technical analysis plays a role in the timing of his investment decisions. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee and subsequently received an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School.
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