Alcoa reasserts itself by regaining the Trend Alphability top slot in Q4 and the blow up from September 23rd shows how - pretty much straight up and then straight back down again. Previous leader Caterpillar drops to fourth place, but keeps ahead of newcomer Boeing.
Even the best things must come to an end and so it is with the reign of J & J as the monarch of monotony - the king is dead, long live the king! Coke's coup is not hard to fathom once you see the slice of masterly inactivity on display in the blow up for July 30th. Breathtakingly boring...
T-Bonds may look lively but they're actually running at barely 60% of the Trend Alphability levels they returned in Q3. The Long Gilt clearly spent most of late July and early August on a sun lounger by the pool.
An even worse torpor seems to have afflicted stock index futures, with Trend Alphability levels around 50% of those achieved in Q3. Looks like the FTSE joined its compatriot Long Gilt for the first and last few days of its poolside break.
A clean sweep from Alcoa in Q4, topping both Trend and Reversal Alphability tables.
The end of an era in Reversal as a well as Trend Alphability as J&J slips to 3rd in the list of Reversal Alphability tail enders. Upstart P & G shows how it's done with a barnstorming display of tedium on July 19th (see blow up).
After all the Q3 excitement, bond futures are pretty much back where they have spent most of the last year. Though, as the blow up shows, T-Bonds had a stab at relieving the tedium with some serious to-ing and fro-ing on August 31st.
Stock index futures have also dropped the pace in Q4 after their Q3 glories. Bit of European assertion too, as the Dax tops the Reversal Alphability rankings by shouldering past the S & P Emini.