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Profits Are, Ultimately, The Only Sane Consideration

Profits Are, Ultimately, The Only Sane Consideration

This is March, right? Okay, then, I get it. This is March Madness and this, then, is the state of the market these days. I only describe it this way because yesterday was such a surprise. I expected the market would be done, but almost three hundred on the Dow is a bit mad, given the current state of things in the market world.    The S&P 500 has gone 26 sessions without 2 up days in a...

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Is The Market Being Fair?

Is The Market Being Fair?

When two things are in stark contrast to one another, they could be said to be contrary, or, in contraposition. For example, here are two news items juxtaposed to demonstrate my point. Wall Street stocks and the dollar slipped on Wednesday as government data signaled the U.S. economic expansion was slowing, while gains in the euro prompted a pullback in European stock markets. The euro...

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All Over The Map With Energy, Taxes, And The US Dollar

All Over The Map With Energy, Taxes, And The US Dollar

Well, well, well, thus far today, the market is behaving in a manner befitting a market that is not, I repeat not, falling prey to the breathless media. It appears to be assessing its recent march toward record highs, again, and in that, it is shaking off the buy up of technology last Friday, which seems normal. Yet, it taketh more days than one to convince me it is on the way back to...

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So, Why Is The Market Up Today?

So, Why Is The Market Up Today?

This morning, I had a completely different view of what I would write about today. But, as the fundamental principle of the Multiverses dictates, change will happen, and it did, right after I read the headline below right after I read a bit from David Stockman, you remember, the Budget Director for President Reagan.   Oil Is Getting Slammed Again, and Falling to Its Lowest Level in Years I...

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Take A Trip To Europe – It Is Getting Cheaper By The Day

Take A Trip To Europe – It Is Getting Cheaper By The Day

Some days, I just don’t know where to start. The “news” is coming at me, rather at us, a mile a minute, and the stock market is reacting furiously to the pulsing drumbeat from the breathless media.  Hey! I just figured out where to start – with some good news. For those of you planning a European trip any time soon, or, perhaps, in the summer, you are going to get a big bang for your buck if...

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All Over The Map Today

All Over The Map Today

The market today is acting rather sedate after two days of losing steam. To my vision, this behavior is expected. Given the sudden rush to the top, smashing all ceilings and building new floors, it is apparent the market needed some time to completely digest the new levels, and it took that time with two days of selling off. It is now closer to “right.” Yet, today’s US economic news came out...

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Big Milestones, Big Money, and a Big Bet

Big Milestones, Big Money, and a Big Bet

I am not a betting man … Oh wait! Actually I am a betting man. I invest in and trade the market and anybody who does that is a betting man, or woman. So, right now, in the current state of affairs in the market, I think it is safe bet that: 1)     Oil will fall back again. Crude oil futures fell on Wednesday, unable to build on more than 1 percent gains in the previous session as rising...

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Young Love Is Normal, But Is The Market?

Young Love Is Normal, But Is The Market?

If this keeps up, the world will explode. The market is acting normal again, which means we have another day without extreme volatility. I have asked this before recently, but it bears asking again – Is the market finally paying attention to the fundamentals? Who knows, but I like the idea of it. So, I have a salient question today, and since I have been the optimist, I will give you my...

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The Market Is Happy For Valentine’s Day …

The Market Is Happy For Valentine’s Day …

So, here we are heading onto one of the most important holidays of the year – Valentine’s Day – and the market is acting normal, still. “Really?” you might think. Valentine’s Day is one of the most important holidays of the year? Think about it, boys and girls … So, yes, the market seems to have quieted down from its rebellious volatility this winter, this winter of discontent, or not....

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Oil, QE, Europe, And ETFs

Oil, QE, Europe, And ETFs

It is difficult to watch the market day in and day out and not pay attention to the plight of oil. This reality kindles in me a spark of compunction, a sense of regret that I, writing daily about the market movement, am compelled to write about oil. Actually, my reality is such that I must write about not only oil, but the other headlines that might, or might not, actually be the underlying...

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Sail Past The Rocks, Leave The Siren Song Behind

Sail Past The Rocks, Leave The Siren Song Behind

Temptation … The word itself has a seductive quality, much like the market. Yup, I said it – the market has a seductive quality. For example, after a horrible week last week, the market comes back this week singing siren songs of breaking resistance. Yet, giving in to the seduction of a good week might just land you on the rocks, much like the fabled seduced sailors in ancient times. The...

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Up and Down We Go … I Remember When I Was A Kid

Up and Down We Go … I Remember When I Was A Kid

I remember when I was a kid … Oh wait! I thought I was talking to my son. Sorry. What I meant to say was, “I remember all the way back to 2008-2009 when the market was swinging wildly, much like it is today. The big difference, though, is the size of the swings. Back then, (when I was a kid), a 1,000 point swing was not uncommon and many a day saw a 500 pointer. So, if you think it is tough...

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