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Confidence and the Rules of the Game

Higher highs scare me, especially on stocks that are too high relative to valuation. Yet, I wonder if that fear is something from my past, a time when I knew less and lost more. I wonder if I need to up my confidence a notch to take advantage of a market...

A Good Market for Trading

If one is so inclined, one should see the market as teacher these days. Actually, it is always a teacher, but since January, it has excelled in teaching about the relationship between data, price-action, and expectations in the market – on the surface it...

Lots To Do Today

Do you ever have moments when you question your trading strategy? I am certainly having one of those moments today. Actually, I had the same thought yesterday, but today it is more intense. As I have been writing, the fuel-cell technology market is...

The Power That Pushed Putin Back

Putin Ends Military Exercises in Western Russia Says Interfax; Micex Jumps Another day, another crisis seemingly resolved for the market. Up, up, and away goes the market after falling, falling, and falling yesterday. And why is this happening? It would...

Be Careful of Wishing

Wow! One of the great maxims in life is: “Be careful about what you wish – you just might get it.” Well, on Friday, I wrote the following. Will March and April bring May flowers? It all depends on the economic data, Russia, and the Ukraine now that the...

Have a Good Day – I Am

Again, another day and we have another day of normalcy in the market. Funny, but after some 10 years of watching the market day in and day out, I just now, just today, realize what an effect its movements have on me. Okay, so I didn’t just realize that,...

When It Rains, Plant

As I said when closing yesterday, we are expecting rain here in Central California. It is sorely needed and it appears, the prognosticators will be correct, 100% correct. The grey skies outside my window look threatening, indeed. Two weeks ago, the...

Good News, Bad News, and No News

I am not sure where to go this morning, as the happenings in the world that affect the market are much and interesting, but, in particular, as the market climbs back to its top, the crazies are coming down from the hilltop. Wall Street continues to...

Always, So Much to Think About

And what a fine Monday morning it is … I know why I feel good today, but I am not sure why the market is so up. It is just one of those market days when it says, “I feel good.” So, even if I don’t know what is going on, I do know that my trades are...

Just One Word …

The market this morning is behaving just as I thought it would after yesterday’s afternoon scramble out the door. Smart money waits to buy these days. Soft economic data or not, folks in the know get it – the train is moving forward and the best...

Is Gold Saying Recession?

At the midpoint of this holiday-shortened week, it appears the market is quite calm and, dare I say it, acting rationally. It is taking in the all the news and simply digesting. I suspect the market is also attributing much of the soft economic data to...

More Change, More Opportunity

Scotland, Iraq, Venezuela, Brazil, Bosnia, Thailand, Ukraine, and just about all of the Middle East have something in common – they do not like the status quo in their country.  In all of the above countries, save Scotland, violent protests or armed...

Get on Board with Change

Bob Dylan, the archetype of the 1960’s folk singer and the architect of the folk singer turned rocker ignited his blast to fame with the words, “The times they are a changing”. He was right then, some 50 years ago, and his words ring true today, even...

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