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Trading Is an Engaging Business, No Doubt

Trading is an engaging business, no doubt about it. Ya gotz to pay attention. If you don’t, if you lose focus for just one moment, one tiny moment lasting no more than 30 seconds, or if you are lackadaisical, casual, or otherwise just slow about executing a trade, you might find yourself staring at the monitor with a quizzical look, one that suggests you are thinking, “What just happened?”...

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Go With It When You Can

You too can make a million dollars trading and I can show you how for the low, low price of just $19.99. Just kidding. It is my lame attempt at an April Fool’s joke. I do find those ads quite funny, though, you know, the ones that profess to having the secret to making millions in the market and they want to let you in on it for some cheap price. Here is what I don’t get – if they have the...

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Think the Play Through Before Making Your Bet

Once again, we find ourselves at Monday, the first day of the trading week. How does that happen so quickly? No matter, here we are and the market is jumping out of the gate, dashing into the green with energy. The reason? U.S. stock futures were leaning higher Monday amid broad international market gains as China and European Central Bank stimulus hopes persisted. Hope for stimulus? This is...

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Good Signs for the Market

It appears the market likes the consumer confidence rise in Europe and the consumer spending rise in the US. It likes it, no doubt, because the data speaks to better health for the world’s two largest economies, the US and the EU. By the way, if you combine the GDP of the US and the EU, the total GDP is some $33 trillion. By way of comparison, China and Japan combined are just about $13...

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I Got The Market Pullback Blues

I don’t have much to write about today. The market is following through on the market pullback that has been in motion since last Friday, according to the writer below. Last Friday, we saw the S&P 500 tick at all-time highs for a few seconds. That’s anything but unexpected and certainly not newsworthy. What was “different this time” was that it was the only major index to score new highs...

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The Ground Is Stable and There Is No Smoke

The other day when I wrote about my hands burning in the night as I slept, one of my readers wrote in the next day with some enlightening and helpful information on my problem. Since, then, I have applied his “prescription” and my hands have been steadily improving. It is good to have folks reading what I write and responding. European and Asian shares climbed to two-week highs on...

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Sleep is Good and Boys Will Be Boys

This morning, I am a bit foggy from lack of sleep. It is spring break here in San Luis Obispo, California, which means our 14-year-old boy has the week off, which means he has full reign to be a 14-year-old, which means he has friends spend the night, which means lots of banging around in the TV room and lots of noise late into the night, which means, I don’t get enough sleep. This morning,...

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Evolution Is In the Air

Phew! What a weekend. I got a lot done on my total revamp of the landscaping around our house, but with that work comes a price, apparently. My hands are falling asleep at night. No, that is not an accurate description. My hands are tingling so much I feel a sensation of heat. My hands feel hot. Has anyone experienced this? The market is in China mode today, or so it seems. The factory data...

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Oh, Where to Begin?

Some days, it is hard to find a starting point; today is one of those days. Do I start with a reaffirmation of a point I have been pounding? … Over the past two years, any equity market corrections have been rare and limited in their magnitude. Notably, they were followed closely by a rebound, which often pushed up indices to new highs. As a result, investors that followed a disciplined...

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Do I Sell Or Do I Wait?

I don’t know about you, but I am awfully reflective for a Thursday. I am remembering all the way back to yesterday when I wrote, “At the hump in the week and the market is flat. The VIX is in a nice, easy place, say in the mid-14 zone. The S&P 500 and DIJA are floating around the zero line. My trades are mixed; some are up and some are down …” I am thinking about the sentiment of that...

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Dick Tracy Told Us It Was Coming

At the hump in the week and the market is flat. The VIX is in a nice, easy place, say in the mid-14 zone. The S&P 500 and DIJA are floating around the zero line. My trades are mixed; some are up and some are down, but all are behaving appropriately for current market conditions. Anybody who follows the market closely knows that when the VIX spikes, stock prices go down. And vice versa;...

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Another Day, Another Day Closer

Today is Tuesday, the day after Friday’s, I mean Monday’s supposed dead-cat bounce and the market is striking boldly into the green. There is no appreciable positive economic data, so the only thing left is Putin, aka the Ukraine/Russia event.   “We don’t want to split up Ukraine, we don’t need that,” the Russian president said in a speech to parliament. “Don’t believe those who scare you...

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Sometimes History Is and Sometimes It Is Not …

Even though it is Monday, the market is up and going strong right from the start. Is today the dead-cat bounce predicted (not mine) after last Thursday’s rout? Is it the Ukraine secession vote on Sunday that has the market all fired up thinking the situation there is coming to a close? Maybe it is one or both, but my money is on the strong manufacturing data that came out this morning. The...

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No Worries, Buy When the Price is Right

Yesterday, the news of Russia building up its forces on the Ukrainian border, along with China telling the world once again it is growing too fast and it needs to slow down, sent the stock market reeling, or so the news told us. This morning, the market opened in the green, but it is now in the red just a smidge. China and Russia are still in the news, so are we to conclude that the market...

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Work Hard and You might Catch a Leprechaun

The week is almost over and my fuel-cell stocks are still trading at levels too high for their valuations. That itself is not uncommon, but what is uncommon is the group is still rising in the face of PLUG’s earnings that did not meet expectations and the short crowd firing at them with all barrels. Although PLUG and BLDP are nowhere near their highs of just a few days ago, they are still...

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