CNBC: “From the year when nothing worked in the financial markets to the month when everything did”

Excerpt from CNBC quoting DataTrek’s Nick Colas:

…. “January was the snap back from a deeply oversold December,” said Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, in a note to clients. “The worse an asset class performed last month/last year, the better it did this month. By and large ‘the last shall be first’ was January’s tagline.”

However, a rip-roaring rally this early in the year is not giving Colas much solace that 2019 will be a better year than 2018.

In his note Thursday, Colas points to when he was a trader at SAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund that was run by Steven Cohen. Back then, every trader could see how the other traders at the hedge fund were performing in real time.

“Once in a while, the entire organization would sync up, with every trader showing a healthy gain for the day,” Colas said. “This usually happened shortly after the open, at which point someone would invariably yell, ‘Close the market!'”….

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