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It Seemed the World Fell Apart Yesterday

By the time the day finished yesterday, the headline news had just about done all it could do to wreck the market. What we saw yesterday was a market freak out across the globe. U.S. stocks sank on Thursday, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10 on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Oh, and don’t...

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More Earnings Coming, So Sit Tight

The market opened as I expected it would, drifting into the red zone. The news about US and Europe getting on to sanctions for Russia’s behavior in Ukraine is bad news that bites hard in this current market environment.  Even the good news, (actual news, really) from the Fed is not enough to inspire this summertime market. The Fed's Beige Book, meanwhile, stated the pace of economic growth...

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Earnings and Deals, It’s All Good

I am not familiar with Lindsay Technical Analysis, but on an intraday basis, the DOW eclipsed the July 3 high this morning. If it closes higher than that high today, does it mean that this time frame for a market top (July 20) has “expired," just as the others have done? The answer really doesn’t matter to me. I was just curious. The fundamental fact of this matter is that the market is...

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Yup, We Have a Snort and Growl Market

The market opened with good news from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Johnson and Johnson. All reported solid earnings and in two cases, “blew away EPS and revenue estimates”. So far, earnings have pointed to solid. Then why is the market blue this morning? It is struggling to get out of the red and to find some footing in the green. At this moment, it does not appear committed to being in the...

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Let It Go – You Will Feel Better

I am back from my four-day sailing trip to the San Juan Islands in Washington’s Puget Sound. As of last night, I had full Internet, almost solid cell reception (another story for another time) and “unlimited” power. I have to be honest, it felt good to be back in the wireless world, but, as I am being honest, I also needed to experience the feeling of letting go, which is what one should do...

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I Will Enjoy My Sailing Trip

Yar there, all you landlubbers. It’s me, not-even-close-to Captain Ed coming from Rosario, a small port in the Islands of San Juan. I don’t have much time, battery, or signal, so today’s missive will be short and, well short.  As long as I have been connected wirelessly, I have always thought of myself as “not wired,” meaning, I could go where I want, when I want, and lacking a wired...

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What’s Left to Kill the Market?

Well, we did not get it all back yesterday, but most of what was lost the day before that returned. And why did the market not devolve further, especially since the Fed announced it has a plan to exit its loose money policies? The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in...

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Still, No Reason to Panic

No news is good news, right? Well, maybe not? From what I can tell, the lack of definitive news from either of the two Fed voices yesterday may have been bad news. Then again, maybe the market is, well, just being the market. With nothing to grab onto for a positive catalyst, the buyers simply withdraw, waiting for more news from, you know who, the Fed.  The Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes...

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Is Normal Coming Back To the Market?

Okay, so now we are getting somewhere. The market seems to be acting normal. Two down days in a row seems normal, given the recent crossover to the Land of Lofty Heights. The catalyst for today’s move, according to the news anyway, is the earnings guidance from Samsung, the giant doing battle with Apple over the cell phone market.   Asian stocks were subdued on Tuesday as Wall Street turned...

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Earnings Might Mean Buckling Up

Long weekends are always nice, but they are always better if one can actually lounge around, not lounge around, or do both. My weekend felt as if the former was out of reach and the latter was dominant. We are going on vacation tomorrow and I had to install an automatic watering system for the gardens we just built. Mind, you, we live in drought country, so the system had to be finely tuned...

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Enjoy the Market and the Fourth of July

I am not sure where to go this morning, I mean with my writing about the market. I want to say, “Take that, all you doomsayers.” I want to tell “The Donald” he is way out of his league when he discusses the economic state of the US, meaning, quit telling us how the US is the next Greece or Spain. He does know how stupid that sounds, right? I want to say the Dow over 17,000 is now history. I...

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Yesterday and Today, How Different They Are

The market must have known something yesterday that I did not. It expended a lot of positive energy yesterday on some good economic data and today it is somewhat lethargic, given the extraordinary economic data that arrived this morning. The ADP employment report points to a strong surge in hiring for June. The market should like this more than the positive manufacturing data from yesterday....

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The Gas Pedal is Down, But Why?

Flat is the word. Yes, flat describes yesterday’s market, and it might have applied to the market today, given the state of the futures just before the bell.   Traders are waiting on the data due out this morning with a bid under the futures. The data referenced above is the manufacturing data across the globe, in particular, that of the US, Europe, and China. Traders appear to like the...

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Monday, Market, Meaning, and Fracking

How is it that we constantly end up here – It’s Monday again. This Monday, today, starts a shortened week, but so what? It is still Monday, the beginning of the week, the end to the weekend, the time when the market slips away from my thinking, sort of. I try to avoid thinking about it, but my email brings me global news on the weekend and folks always ask me – what do you think the market...

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Turn On This and Turn Off That, I’ll Be Home Soon

Ho-hum, it’s Friday, the end of a rather un-notable week in the market. True, the market experienced a higher level of volatility than usual, but, even so, nothing truly problematic or unexpected happened, which makes the week, well, un-notable. U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Friday, with major indexes largely on track to close out a week of modest losses as...

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