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This Is a Scary Week

First thing on this Monday morning of this Halloween week, the market goes all “fraidy cat.” It opened as if it were watching the latest hit movie, Nightmare on Wall St, playing in theatres all over the place as of late. The plot goes like this. The bulls fall asleep and the horrible bears take over the dream world just to make life miserable for the bulls. Eventually, the bulls wake up,...

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More of the Same But Different?

Let’s start today by going back to yesterday, another in a series of volatile days. I think the market took my advice a bit too seriously, as all the major indices dropped with gusto. I am not sure why, but it seems the buyers simply ran out of gas. Stocks took on some water today, but it can't be a complete surprise. I think it was yesterday we pointed out the S&P 500 had rallied more...

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It’s The Economy, The Fed, And a Bit Of Europe

Well, well, well … The last hour in yesterday’s market was quite interesting, just as the last hour, half hour, and five minutes of the market has been this week. It appears the battle of the bulls and “da bears” is back on. Although “da bears’ have had the upper hand, it seems that the tide might be turning. As always, we will see, but in the meantime, here are some considerations for your...

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On The One Hand …

Today is a two-handed day, but before we deal with that, let me just say that the market pattern that has developed over this awesome bull run of the last few years is still intact. For the past two and three quarter years, #BTFD has been the name of the game. And in the last 18 months, every single dip has simply been another opportunity to put cash to work. Yup, on the one hand, investors...

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The Market Is Not Crazy After All

If one were to ascribe a mental-health label to it based on its recent behavior, well, schizophrenic would be defensible. Again, the market took us on another wild ride yesterday. Now, the prognoses for recovery, or not, are all over the board. Despite making big moves to the downside during the session, stocks rebounded to close flat on Thursday. Equities edged higher in late afternoon...

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Yup, This Is Full Panic Mode, But …

Yesterday, and as of late, the market has been bent on selling, no matter what the reality is. Panic selling is in vogue. It is never pretty to watch, but, in the end, it can be helpful to a longer term up trend. Let the air out of the selling bag, so to speak, and when the bag is deflated, the buyers will come in to inflate it. If the panic selling makes you nervous, just say “guzfraba”...

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An Entropic Market Obeying the Laws

What goes up must come down. For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. Yup, I am referencing fundamental laws of the universe, Newtonian Physics, if you will. Well, actually the first maxim is a colloquial offshoot of the law of gravity, but it works. Just look at the market today. The price-action is huge and the movement is down, way down. My-oh-my, things can change...

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The Floor and Ceiling Change, But The Wall Remains The Same

Here we go again … Another crisis of confidence, even as the penultimate geopolitical event unwinds from open hostility to verbal aggression. Russia and Ukraine seem to be moving toward some sort of pact that will bring some peace to that region. So what? That news is so last week anyway. How about that China, then? Seems it never loses its power to contribute to the constant wall of worry...

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OMG, the Fed Stuff Again

Yesterday, my word for the day was “conflicted.” Today, David Moenning over at State of the Markets has his word for the day and it is … The word of the day appears to be weakness. One reason he is suggesting this (among others including his technical charts) is the overseas markets are showing weakness from a lack of encouraging news. Asian stock markets are down across the board this...

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Market Consolidation and a Coming Catalyst

Constant news in and constant news out. That is the flow of the market. I would like to call it a problem, but if a thing is the norm, and life revolves around it, then how could it be a problem? It is something you just learn to live with. The daily news flow, and the market’s reaction to that flow, is something market players just learn to live with. The important thing to understand about...

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Where Did The Divergence Go?

Earlier this morning, on this grey cloudy day, the market seemed unhappy. It looks to be feeling a bit better now, oh 90 minutes in, but it might not stay that way. There is a new fear coming our way, something never seen before, at least not in 300 years or so. A week ago everybody assumed voters would say “No” in overwhelming numbers and the issue of Scottish devolution from Great Britain...

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