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And So It Goes …

Okay, da bears are back. Da bears …. Fine! Let them play for a bit. They have a right, I guess. Earnings are mixed, the economic data is mixed, and, well, let me see, hmmm … Oh yeh, Jack Lew tells us the government will run out of money at the end of...

The Market Is In A Slump

The market is in a slump, as it waits and watches earnings to see where it goes next. What I mean by “slump” is the buyers are watching and waiting. The sellers are out in force, but there are just not enough of them to do any real damage. I suspect...

How Sweet It Is

Today is my birthday and the market doesn’t even care. If it actually cared a lick, it would have given me a gift, but it hasn’t. My trades are flat and it looks like it will be another ho-hum day. Given my hurt feelings and given the market won’t likely...

Again, Keep Some Powder Dry

For those who don’t do well with motion sickness, I hope this week did not do you in. It is a wild ride out there as the market finds its way into 2014. TGIF is all I can say. Now, where do we go from here in the market? Mostly, it is forward, but as I...

Buy Now And Sell, Or Not

“We have come a long way, baby.” At one time this now famous slogan was tied to the women’s movement in the 1960s. I guess women smoking slim cigarettes was something of a breakthrough for women’s rights. Okee dokee. Putting Madison Ave’s ridiculous...

Selling Is Met With Buying, Again

The day before yesterday, I read the excerpt below. Mind, you, I read this fellow’s take on the market every day and, mostly, I like what he has to say because it is thoughtful. I don’t always agree with his take, but I give him credit for reasoned...

Steady As She Goes …

First off, yesterday’s drop went a bit lower than I imagined it would. It caught me off guard. I tried to play the bottom, but I missed it. Consequently, my buys could have been better. Oh well, I got in at decent pricing. As to the profit, I suspect...

Get Your Money In On The Down

The week is starting off normally, for 2014 that is. The market is moving slowly between green and red and the air is filled with vibes of uncertainty. It is all about the numbers now. The Fed is sidelined, Congress is out to lunch, and the world is not...

The Number To Watch

The morning started off a bit oddly. The jobs report came in and the number of new jobs (74,000) is in direct opposition to the actual flow of the US economy. It is hugely disparate from the ADP and Challenger reports that came out yesterday. Mind you,...

Big Money Is Waiting To Buy

Mexico, our neighbor to the south has had many problems through the years with corruption, drugs, and poverty, but that is all starting to change. For many decades, the political culture of Mexico has kept the country and its wealth in the hands of the...

Another Interesting Day In The Market

The interesting thing about today’s market is the DJIA and the Russell 2000 are the only indices running in the red. The SPX is virtually flat and the NASDAQ is in the green. Sellers are selling the high and low end of the market. And this after the ADP...

Wow! What A Day

I have been so busy this morning making trades that I haven’t had time to really dig into what is driving the market today. It is on fire. Most all of my trades are moving so much, I am in and out on the peaks and troughs. I only have a minute or two...

Some Days, Ya Just Gotta Laugh

Some days you just gotta laugh, but I will get to that in a moment. Right now, I want to look at today’s action in the market. It appears the market is now in a space to sell just to sell. My guess is that rebalancing is in order and any “bad” news, real...

Not A Bad Start, Even With a Down Market

Well, la-dee-da. Imagine that! Early on the first day of trading in 2014, the market does a bit o’ rebalancing. The big three indices are down and the VIX and gold are up. The market opening on the downside and both of these “fear” gauges going up, even...

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