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Go With the Flow Today

I get it now. I did not see it yesterday, but I do now. The market is in official “freak-out” mode and yesterday was the beginning. Now that it has begun, the summer-time market will follow through, I suspect. All it needed was the Chicago PMI collapsing...

What Happened To That Summer Rally?

Doesn't the market always rally in the summer?   Many are used to seeing that summer rally start around Memorial Day and finish up around Labor Day.  Appears that is not the case this year (so far), or was it just early, or will it be late?  Second...

Some Days Just Throw Me Off

My guess is that the bulls are doing a three-day ropes course thingamajig somewhere in the outback, far, far away from any news. Economy in U.S. Grew 4% in Second Quarter vs. 3% Estimate ADP Employment Report Shows Job Growth at 218,000 in July Euro...

Is A Market Top Here?

What does a market top mean to you? If you are a day trader, the next day can have a meaningful effect on your bias and trades. With a focus on swing trading, then the next week or two will be important. If you’re an investor, then it’s those market tops...

Oil, VIX, and Summer Time Moves

The VIX and oil prices seem unshakeable. In the last month of geopolitical “crises” around the world both have moved little, and whatever movement they did have to the upside, has been retraced. Both the market and the oil market have absorbed the bad...

Shorting The Russell 2000? Be Careful

The small caps have been underperforming the other indexes for quite some time. Even when they made the new high, IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF) was down some 12% before it started rallying to make the new highs. So why is it dangerous to be...

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