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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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A Fan of Volatility? Think March E-Mini S&P 500

A Fan of Volatility? Think March E-Mini S&P 500

If you are a fan of volatility and wild rides in the markets, you are probably enjoying the first month of trading for 2015. Central Banks around the globe have made things interesting, as some of their decisions have sent secondary markets into frenzy. Crude oil continues to grab attention, and it has consumers and investors both asking, “How low can it go? “ In the Eurozone, we started off...

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Will Europe Make It Back in 2015?

Will Europe Make It Back in 2015?

The talk among many analysts now is about what will happen to Europe in 2015. Given the recent decline in economic data from some of the bigger players in Europe (save for Germany with record low unemployment), and Greece’s inability to conform to the needed cuts, thus the talk of Greece leaving the Eurozone, one might think 2015 for Europe will not be a good one. Think again. Mario Draghi...

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Get Freaky –The Market Does This Now And Then

Get Freaky –The Market Does This Now And Then

The market is up big out of the gate, which is not surprising since yesterday it was down big. China, Alcoa, small business confidence, wages, Europe, and oil all are in the news today, and all those things are good, so what gives? China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.7% and ... The final numbers for the year mean exports rose 6.1% in 2014 compared with...

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Look To Europe In 2015

Look To Europe In 2015

Finally, the last day of the year is here. As I wrote last week, I will not miss 2014, personally. As to the stock market, overall, it turned out to be quite a good year. Now, if the market finishes today as I think it will, then, I can say I will miss 2014 professionally. The year behaved mostly as I suggested it would when I suggested it would, and if the Dow finishes above 18,000 today,...

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