Goldilocks and the Three Bulls

What children’s story or nursery rhyme are we in here? The latest employment report was called “Goldilocks” because it wasn’t too hot or too cold and that is a “Bullish” condition. Wasn’t the Goldilocks story about Bears? And speaking of nursery rhyme’s, is the cow jumping over the moon? Is the dish running off with…

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Stay Cool and Trade on

The financial planning geniuses continue to offer comfort to their clients by telling them to stay calm and to stay in their long positions and weather volatility and that “everything will be OK.” They are partly correct, everything will be OK. But that doesn’t mean the markets will keep going up from here. They are…

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An insatiable appetite for news

Market participants always want news and information.  It is what they base their decisions and actions on.  But since early February 2018, that appetite has become markedly larger and the responses to information magnified. The “Big News” planned for the upcoming week is as follows; -Tuesday, 2/27/2018, Jerome Powell, the new Fed Chairman, will give…

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Decision Time for The Market

February 2018 started off with a surprising drop in the major indexes (surprising to some, we actually caught two really nice short trades on SPY) and then last week we saw the biggest one-week gain since 2011. What’s next?  Technical analysis shows that we are at a key decision point, here is what we are…

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Worst advice ever!

Mainstream financial advisers have one mantra, “buy and hold.” In the latest video, I challenge that advice. Why not profit when the market goes up, AND when it goes down? Check it out and be sure to give me your opinions and comments!

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What’s Next? The “Big One,” or not?

Last week was the biggest drop in the market since 2016. Is this it? Has the “Big One” started? Or just a bump along the way to more record highs? I don’t have a crystal ball and don’t know. But, I know what to watch for and I offer some key things and price levels…

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A Tsunami of information about to hit

The major indexes have “gone parabolic” since the start of 2018. This coming week, we will be hit with a veritable Tsunami of information. • The Presidents “State of the Union” address is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. • On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, the FOMC, in the last meeting under Janet Yellen, will…

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What Gov’t Shutdown?

The US Government “shutdown” as of Midnight, Friday, 1/19/2018, and it was a non-event as far as the market was concerned, when the shutdown was imminent at the close. Of course, this is not the first time and is becoming, for most of us, a wearisome negotiating tactic on the part of those we elected…

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Cryptos: A Happy Ending?

All things Crypto are all the buzz. Will there be a “Happy Ending?” Not according to Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha says, “I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending.” It would be easy to dismiss Mr. Buffett as an old curmudgeon whose time has passed and “just…

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The $25,000 Question

“The $25,000 Question” Now that the DJIA has closed above the $25,000 mark for the first time, the big question in everyone’s mind is “what next?” I don’t have the answer. All we can do is avoid the emotion and hype and look “Beyond the Noise.” You can find analysts and talking heads staking their…

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