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Bouncing Back, The Market It is

Bouncing Back, The Market It is

Gold is up, oil is up, the dollar is down, as is the VIX, and, hey, guess what? The market is up. Why is the market up? My best guess is because is because it is Wednesday. No. I take that back. It is up because today’s date is an even number of an even month. No? Then, how about the market is up because it wants to go up? The S&P 500 has climbed just 1 percent in 2015 after double-digit...

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Is Proctor and Gamble On Sale?

Is Proctor and Gamble On Sale?

People love a bargain, especially when they are shopping for groceries, personal grooming needs and general household products they know they will use if not now, but in the coming weeks. Consumables are almost recession resilient, even in financially strapped times. Since we all love a bargain, why not now take the opportunity to buy a company that produces these goods we buy regularly,...

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Fear Index: What Does The VIX Say Now?

Fear Index: What Does The VIX Say Now?

In periods of stock market stress, the near VIX contracts rally much faster than the deferred contracts.  When equity index products begin to decline people grab for the near contracts, pronto.  It's like the Simpson's episode when Homer Simpson is trying to buy a handgun, and the shop keeper tells him there's a delay of several days due to background checks, and Homer says, "But I'm mad...

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Stocks: Get Ready For Fed Ex Earnings Next Week

Stocks: Get Ready For Fed Ex Earnings Next Week

As traders begin considering positions for FedEx’s (FDX) earnings release next week on 6/17, here are the prices that FDX traders have established as important. Last year’s early December high at 183.51 is within striking distance.  A move above 183.51 would send a strong bullish message that FedEx prices are headed to higher levels.  After 6 months of rotating within the current $20 range,...

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Gold Positioned To Test Lows

Gold Positioned To Test Lows

Gold futures took it on the chin again last week losing ground as the greenback rallied and global currency markets fluctuated violently in whipsaw fashion. Since Gold made multi month highs at the $1232 level a few weeks prior, Gold has been steadily sold into as stock prices rallied and the U.S. Dollar went bid. Fedspeak Janet Yellen’s speech two weeks ago has put Gold and Silver on the...

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E-Mini S&P: Doji Could Be Signal For A Bounce

E-Mini S&P: Doji Could Be Signal For A Bounce

The S&P 500 e-mini contract (ES) dropped in overnight trading but managed to recover and close at 2080.00, three ticks above Monday’s close. The short-term uptrend support line holds the price up even though overnight trading had a small shakeout move and broke the support line once. However the futures made a lower high and a lower low, and formed a doji on the daily chart. That may be...

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Don’t Wait, Get One Now

Don’t Wait, Get One Now

Here on the Central Coast of California, the weather in June turns to fog in the morning. Every day the fog in the morning casts a grey pall over the land. We call this the June Gloom. At right about 11:00 (okay so maybe there is an hour variance here and there), the fog melts away and the bright sunshine breaks through.   The same feeling I get with the June Gloom I get with the market...

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Krispy Kreme Poised For Earnings Move

Krispy Kreme Poised For Earnings Move

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD, $17.38) is scheduled to report earnings following the close of Wednesday’s trading session.   Analysts are calling for $0.22 EPS on revenues of $135.99 million, compared to actual EPS of $0.23 and revenue of $121.58 million for the same quarter on year prior.   KKD stock hasn’t been a treat for the bulls in 2015 - the stock is down nearly 12% year to date. ...

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Is Gold About To Crash?

Is Gold About To Crash?

Gold prices have continued to decline since the beginning of the month after price failed to recapture the 50-day SMA.  The renewed selling pressure has brought the precious metal near 12-week lows.  After Friday’s blockbuster Non-Farm Payroll report, optimism grew for the Federal Reserve to hike rates in September.  An improving US economy, with a tightening Fed, and low inflation, could...

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Is This Equity Market Fully Cooked?

Is This Equity Market Fully Cooked?

They say Monday’s belong to the bears. That was the case this week as the troublesome gap between 4428 and 4444 was finally filled. Volume was light during this act of good housekeeping, however, and the rest of the market seemed, well, somewhat bored.  It’s important not to mistake a quiet market for a weak market. In fact, there are many signs of covert bullishness. Small caps remain...

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