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It Is Time to Draw a Line

Last Thursday, the high-frequency traders exposed themselves to the world outside of the trading community. Finally, I say. We have accepted this unfair tactic far too long. To have computers making tens-of-thousands of trades in seconds is an unfair...

When Will The Blathering End?

Greece, U.S. corporate earnings, the price of oil, the affect of the manipulated Chinese yuan, and developing financial regulation all have something in common – movement in the global equity markets. Although broad market movement is bullish, it is...

Will The Markets Move Even Higher?

I would describe this past week in the markets as interesting, or, at least, understandable.  The DIJA ended the week at 10,997, just three points shy of the big 11,000 mark.  All week long, the market struggled to get to the “magic” marker, but could...

Are We Coming to the Crossroad?

In the latter part of 2007, the U.S. economy began shedding jobs. By the end of 2008, the number of jobs lost each month exceeded 700,000 per month. Although decreasing in total numbers, those losses have continued right through last month, February...

Think Technology

Think technology. Think about what John Chambers (Cisco CEO) told us the day before he announced the new, faster router Cisco is bringing to market. CEO Chambers told us the router would change the Internet as we know it. Hyperbole? Of course, but does...

The New Year Requires New Thinking

One might conclude the topic today is better suited for investors as opposed to pure traders, but I have evolved to the point where the only difference between the two is time. In other words, if you are “buying and holding” in today’s market, I think...

Gold Trick -- or Treat?

Traders got pretty excited about gold prices hitting new all-time highs Tuesday in terms of U.S. dollars and deservedly so. But take away the U.S. dollar pricing and you’ll find that gold is more than 30 percent below its highs in Australian dollars, 15...

Where is the fear?

The September/October period has gained a reputation for volatility and adverse stock market moves including some memorable market crashes. But that’s far from the case this year. In fact, recent activity seems downright dull. A year ago, in the wake of...

Help the airlines?

Maybe you got the same plea I did recently from an airline I use fairly often. The airline wants me to support a movement to "Stop Oil Speculation Now", recalling last year's huge rise in oil prices that many blamed on "evil speculators." Now, I know the...

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