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Go Get ‘Em Boys And Girls

Go Get ‘Em Boys And Girls

Boom! Just like that the market leaps forward. At least thus far this morning it has leaped forward. Who knows if it will hold for the day, but, so far, the news of the day has created some excitement.   China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century....

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Labor, Oil, and Hackers in the Night

Well, I must admit, I am feeling good this Friday. I get to cook for and attend my god daughter’s birthday dinner tonight. Okay, so I also feel good about the market. Today is another day of what appears to be a settled market. Yes, a little forward and a bit less back is the sign of market accepting fundamental reality. U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the...

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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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