A Stock Market History Lesson

A Stock Market History Lesson

A Stock Market History Lesson $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Going back to Y 1929, the S&P 500, excluding dividends, has been unchanged on the year just 5 times; Y’s 1947, 1948, 1970, 2011, and 2015.  Meaning, the success rate of hold a Neutral stance on the market in the 86 years between Y’s 1929 and 2015 […]

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As we enter this Summer trading season the big Wall Street traders head to The Hampton’s to vacation their trading positions laid out and staked. This year we are dealing with sluggish trading season, and an all but stalled global economy too. Notably, Eurozone business growth […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Thursday, Wall Street’s major market indexes finished the day flat to unchanged. DJIA down by 23 pts closed at 17,828.29, the S&P 500 down 0.02% at 2,090.10, and the NAS Comp + 0.14% or 6 pts to end at 4,901.77. Worldwide stocks’ trading was choppy, but positive, […]

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US business spending intentions weakened in April for a 3rd month running on soft demand for machinery, but a surge in contracts to purchase previously owned homes to a 10-year high supported views economic growth was gaining speed. The growth picture was further boosted by […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wednesday, US stocks rallied on the back of Crude Oil’s strength, with the DJIA adding 145 pts to close at 17,851.51. The NAS Comp advanced 33 pts to end at 4,894.89, and the S&P added 0.70% to 2,090.54. Risk appetite on dominated markets from the start of […]

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX SEC’s chief accountant for corporate sending message to companies that aggressively engage in misleading adjusted earnings measures. Mark Kronforst, chief accountant of the SEC’s corporation finance division, warned that the SEC is sending a message to companies that excessively engage in misleading accounting. […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI Wall Street finished lower Thursday, as participants worried about the possibility of a soon-to-come Fed interest rate hike. The DJIA fell 91 pts but well off its LOD, and closed at 17,435.40, the NAS Comp lost 26 pts to end at 4,712.53, and the S&P 500 finished […]

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Fed officials said it would appropriate to raise interest rates in June if economic data points to stronger Q-2 growth as well as firming inflation and employment, according to the FOMC mins from their policy meeting in April. That view suggests the […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI The Wall Street rollercoaster was full on Tuesday, as all 3 US major stock market indexes reversed Monday’s gains. The DJIA fell 180 pts to close at 17,529.90, the NAS Comp fell 1.25%, to 4,715.72 and the S&P 500 shed 0.94% to finish at 2,047.21. Wall Street was […]

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set on putting a stop to the accounting methods that artificially inflate company profits. According to an industry notice he SEC is getting ready to step up its scrutiny of companies’ “homegrown earnings measures,” signaling it plans to […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI Wall Street rallied strongly Monday but finished off its highs, with the DJIA + 175 pts to finished at 17,710.71, led by a 3% gainer in Crude Oil, underpinning the energy related sector. The NAS Comp advanced 1.22% to finish at 5,775.56, and the S&P 500 gained […]

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Have you ever seen movie that lauds the economic benefits of Wall Street? Note: Wall Street is the financial capital of the world in the world’s #1 economy. And yet people in Hollywood, and politics, for example socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI Wall Street dove Wednesday, reversing most of Tuesday’s gainers. DJIA shed 217 pts or 1.21% to close at 17,711.12, the NAS Comp gave back 1.02% to end at 4,760.69, the S&P lost 0.96% to close at 2,064.46. Retailers led the decline with Macy’s (NYSE:M) falling 15% […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI Monday, Wall Street closed mixed, with the DJIA down 34 points or 0.20% to 17,705.91, the NAS Comp and the S&P 500 finishing up by 0.30% to 4,750.21 and 0.08% to 2,058.69 respectively. A decline in Crude Oil prices mid-morning, and expectations of weak earnings reports […]

Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy

Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy

Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are losing billions a year from central banks that have set interest rates below Zero in an effort to stimulate economic growth by punishing saving and encouraging lending. Negative-yielding government bonds cost investors about $24-B a year, according to calculations from Fitch […]

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, says the Bull market has “exhausted itself” and that Gold is his largest currency allocation. Mr. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference […]

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The volatile “risk-on, risk-off” is giving headaches to investors who try to beat the market with traditional methods of measuring value, say analysts at multinational bank HSBC Holdings Plc. Risk-on assets rally when investors are upbeat and fall when the mood turns sour. Risk-off […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks closed higher Monday led by tech stocks that bounced after last week’s losses. But Apple’s stocks ended 0.1% lower, posting the 8th straight loss in a row, the longest losing streak since July 1998 finishing at: The DJIA rose 117 pts, or 0.66%, to […]

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, 85 anni, said he would consider taking money out of banks, especially if negative interest rates result in customers being charged to park their money in accounts. “There could be a point where you’d really want to start withdrawing […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This is jobs week. So, we will get to see how  many new low wage jobs the US economy added and/or how many good jobs it lost. We are in the middle of earning season, and will see some smaller energy outfits and biotech results reporting this […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks finished sharply lower Thursday after data showed US GDP growth advanced at its slowest pace in 2 years and jobless claims rose more than expected. The DJIA lost 210 pts, or 1.17%, to close at 17,830.76, recording the biggest 1-day fall since 11 February […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the stock market for the next 6 months; individuals are polled from the ranks of the AAII membership weekly. Just 1 vote […]

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The cost of US regulations is larger than Germany’s economy, amounting to a $4-T loss to the American economy, according to a report Thursday. The study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that regulations over the past several decades amount to a […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI The DJIA rose 51 points, or 0.28%, to 18,041.55 after the no tell FOMC policy announcement. The SP 500 gained 3 pts, or 0.16%, to 2,095.15, the NAS Comp lost 25 points, or 0.51%, to close at 4,863.14 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares dove on its […]

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday afternoon, the US Fed kept interest rates unchanged, and indicated their confidence in the anemic US economy, thus keeping the door open to a hike in June. The FOMC said the labor market had improved despite a recent economic slowdown […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks saw a choppy Tuesday, finishing mixed, as uncertainty ruled ahead of 3 central banks announcements in less than 12 hours between Wednesday’s US afternoon and Thursday’s Asian morning. The US Fed the RBNZ and the BOJ will announce their latest economic policy decisions, and […]

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Notable 1: For the vast majority of Americans, the “Dream” of a better life was lost in the early 1970’s. Notable 2: Apple Inc. (AAPL) -NasdaqGS  104.35 Down 0.73(0.69%) 4:00p EDT After Hours : 96.10 Down 8.25 (7.91%) 7:59p EDT Americans’ confidence […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks finished lower Monday following a round of so-so earnings reports. The DJIA fell 26 pots, or – 0.15%, to 17,977.24. The S&P 500 fell 3 pts, or -0.18%, to 2,087.79, the NAS Comp lost 10 pts, or -0.21%, to 4,895.79. The DJIA fell as low […]

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New US single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in March, the decline was concentrated in the West region, suggesting that the housing market is weakening. The US Commerce Department said Monday new home sales decreased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 […]

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street ended mixed last Friday and not far from the opening marks. The DJIA added 21 pts to finish at 18,003.75, the S&P 500 closed flat to unchanged at 2,091.58 and the NAS Comp lost 39 pts to end the day at 4,906.23. The DJIA held […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Thursday, US stocks ended the day sharply lower with the DJIA losing 113 points to close the day at 17,982.52, hit by poor earnings reports, and the fact that ECB’s Draghi ruled out “helicopter money” saying that policy makers have never considered start printing money. The Nasdaq […]

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi ignored German criticism of the central bank’s ultra-loose monetary policy and vowing to use all the “tools” at his disposal for “as long as needed.” He said the ECB’s policy was working, which helped boost […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wednesday, US stocks ended the day higher after the beginning of the earnings season reports showed some mixed results during Q-1 of this year. On the negative side, S&P 500 companies are expected to have lost 7.5% on average due to weak Crude Oil prices, CocaCola […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) Wall Street was unable to follow the lead of overseas share markets, finishing the day mixed. The DJIA + 0.27% to close at 18,053.60, the S&P 500 adding 6 pts to end at 2,100.80, the NAS comp finished off 0.40% at 4,940.33, this last weighed by weakness in […]

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]

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