First Day of the Rest of The Year

Here is the latest Market Update Video:

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Well, the world didn’t end on 9/23/2017 . . . and neither did the Bull Market

“Researcher” David Meade had very publicly prediction that the world would end yesterday. Obviously, it didn’t. Mr. Meade is the latest in a very long string of folks who have tried to map out the imagery in the Book of Revelations and try to connect them to current events and prophesy “The End.” The irony…

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Well that’s interesting

The S&P 500 closed at record highs three times this last week.  Price movement in the S&P 500 is following exactly The Dow Theory definition of a Bull Market, which is a trend marked by continuous Higher-Highs and Higher-Lows. What is interesting is that the Higher-Highs and Higher-Lows being made on the S&P 500 chart…

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Looking for a reason

The overall market is “jittery” and seems to be “looking for a reason” to move in one direction or another.  There seem to be more reasons on the horizon for it to go down than up! Sure, we may have tax reform, infrastructure spending, capital repatriation and many other positive economic policy developments on the…

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Nothing Perfect About This Storm

  As hurricane Harvey ravages Texas, the market heads higher.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were impacted by the storm and who are still reeling from its aftermath. But the market isn’t reeling, it marched up smartly this week.  We still have early, beginning evidence of the potential for a pullback,…

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A Total Eclipse of The Cloud

A Total Eclipse of The Cloud On Monday, 8/21/17, there will be a total solar eclipse and I am here in Newport, Or which is in the path of totality and I’m looking forward to viewing this rare event. So, of course I had to tie “eclipse” into the update somehow. And the title, “Total…

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Loaded but maybe not locked

Loaded but maybe not locked Of course, I’m keying off of the phrase “Locked and Loaded” that President Trump has been using to describe the US Military’s readiness to respond to North Korea. Since that phrase is in play, I thought I would use it for this week’s market update. The major indexes are certainly…

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The FANGS are coming out

FANG is an acronym that you hear a lot lately in the financial press. Of course, it stands for: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. These are the new technology driven, market leading, iconic companies that a lot of market participants watch closely. If you remember back in the mid-to-late 1990s, investors referred to Cisco, Dell,…

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Up, Up and A . . .Where?

The S&P 500 put in a new record closing high on Monday, 6/19/17.  So, are we “Up, Up and Away” from here?  Maybe . . . but maybe not.  Interestingly, the NASDAQ did not follow.  Historically, the NASDAQ often leads the overall market and right now, it is looking a little Bearish. I am not…

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Simon Says, “Go Long (or Short)”

Do you remember the children’s game “Simon Says?”  In the game, participants must follow the leader’s instructions only if prefaced by “Simon Says.”  For example, if they say, “Simon says jump,” then everyone who jumps stays in the game.  If the leader says, “raise your right hand” without the preceding phrase, “Simon Says” and you…

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