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Follow the Money, or Don’t

One of the maxims in this business is “Follow the money.” One cannot do this on a general basis, meaning the “money’ is not a singular entity that moves from here to there. Market money flows much like tributaries from a major river, away from the source in varied directions, eventually adding to a body of water. And sometimes that flow tells a larger story market players need to...

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Go With the Flow of Summer

Irony is a word a writer can love, true, but as a concept, most anyone can appreciate it. I find the market unsettling, which I find ironic. The irony here is in the process of settling into its new higher levels, the market is acting unsettled. Although I don’t like the way the market is behaving right now, I understand why it is trading the way it is trading. Summer often brings on a...

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It’s Another Monday …

It’s another Monday, and if my research is correct, today is one more blah day in many for most all of us. The average person will see about 4,040 Mondays in their lifetime. And outside of the few short years before you start school and the time you spend on vacation, or retired, Mondays are the most hated days on the planet. I’ve used up a good portion of my Mondays on the planet, and I...

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Stick With the Fundamental Numbers

Does anyone remember the word “jones,” as it relates to addiction, or, perhaps more accurately, intense desire? Back in the day, we would say, “I am jonesing” for this or that, meaning we needed to have it to satisfy an intense desire. The market is continually jonesing for data, for numbers, for conclusions extrapolated from the data. Granted, the fundamental information the market needs...

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Keep It Simple, Cheap, and Relatively Safer

Did anyone not see this coming? Apparently the market understood the preliminary estimate for the Q1, US-GDP growth would be bad. This morning’s price-action in the market suggests the market understood what was coming, as the wheels are still on the cart as I write. The S&P is in the green and the Dow is vacillating between green and red. Given this, it seems it is business as usual in...

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Let’s Just Chill Out

Goodness, the weather has been stunningly beautiful here in California. It is one big reason I live here. Okay, so the weather is good and the market is, well, shoring up, two good things to start this Wednesday.    This just in… We interrupt your regularly scheduled review of the big-picture market environment models with… some good news. Yes, fans, the bulls appear to have rediscovered...

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The Rest of the Story

Man-oh-man, three-day weekends blast right by. I mean I get all relaxed and the next thing I know I am watching the market flow and typing away. Oh! Speaking of that, watching the market flow, that is, it is off to a big start this morning. The S&P is pushing higher into record territory and the Dow is closing in on its record set back in the spring of, well, actually earlier this...

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Something Is in the Air

I feel a shift in the air, a slight breeze coming from the north, the land where markets settle in, where markets find a place to roost. Maybe it is just wishful thinking, my optimistic view portraying something that is not real, but it appears to me the market has been building toward a breakout for some time now.   Investors are keeping an eye on Ukraine ahead of a presidential election...

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Keep Your Mind Open

Once again, the S&P 500 is trading near the top of its recent range. Maybe it is a follow through on yesterday’s big leap or maybe it is the decent economic data out of China and Europe. Then again, maybe it is Fed signaling “steady as she goes.” It is hard to pinpoint a single reason for daily market movement most of the time, but over time, it is not so hard to pinpoint catalysts for...

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All you Gotta Do to Be Safe is Buy It

Normally, I simply mark those emails as spam and move on, but yesterday, I decided to watch the latest apocalyptic story. The email points out that because of the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) 99% of us will start paying a 30% additional tax beginning July 1. This tax, of course, will break us all and cause a major economic collapse. Oh, but if you subscribe for a mere $164, the...

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Home Improvement Is Not Underwater

Home Depot topped the mark on earnings by a penny, but the “news” is hardly bad for the giant retailer. The results came in short of expectations but the home improvement retailer said May sales were "robust" and raised its full-year earnings forecast. When I first came across the “story,” it seemed the news was bad, another data point that suggested retailer earnings are not supporting the...

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Should Be an Interesting Week

I feel good this Monday morning, which is a fine way to start this week, another wild week in the market, no doubt. Why would this week be different than last, or any week before that in the last eight or so? Sure, Putin has actually pulled his troops from Ukraine’s eastern border, but China is still an issue for the breathless media. When China blows, there won't be an effective stimulus...

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Up and Down To a Great View

Yesterday, the bears were fairly thorough, I would say and the bulls rolled over, or, should I say, bulled over rather easily. The bull assassination was done so swiftly, and with such precision-like accuracy, that I thought the bears must have hired a professional hit man. Today is starting out in the red, but the pace of selling seems tame, at least at this point. Some bodies out there...

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Sometimes, You Have To Just Say No

My first reaction to the huge market sell-off this morning was disappointment. I know, I know, one should not be emotional about the market; yet, there I was, somewhat disappointed that my “read” of yesterday’s market suggested the market might be stabilizing. Now, how disappointing is that? I guess my inability to gauge the market one day in advance clarifies my point from yesterday –...

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The New Normal is More of the Same, I Guess

Well, it appears we are back to more of the same with the market. Yesterday’s eked-out gains are met today with a mild rebuff; yet, there is a slight difference. The market is now trading with higher floors and ceilings. Unless the market retraces significantly in the near future, we might have arrived at a “new normal.”   That phrase reminds me, I need to have a little fun. You know the fun...

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