Stocks Fall on Hints of Rate Rise in 2016

Dow: -84.03… Nasdaq: -34.90… S&P: -12.00… The stock market ended a relatively quiet session on a lower note as volatility in the foreign exchange market and some hawkish-sounding talk from a few Federal Reserve officials pressured the major averages out of record territory. Crude oil closed at fresh 5-week highs, extended gains for the fourth…

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It’s a Good Anarchy For Stocks

“I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left”- Sid Vicious Stocks just love this low to zero rate stuff. The investment world is held at gunpoint to JUST buy stocks.  You’ve heard of NIRP and ZIRP, but I wait for AIRP… Apocolyptic Interest Rate Policy.  Its all fun and games until someone…

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Friday Roundup & That’s a Wrap

Quite boring actually, but that  is to be expected on a lazy Friday in August.  I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.  Personally I am suffering the 97 degrees and the 100% humidity that Satan himself has imposed on my neck of the woods. I am still mostly long with a few shorts as you know, and…

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Make Your Move Now

As global financial anarchists continue to ply us with goblets oh wine and fine opium, the markets bias is higher.  With that as a given, some sectors still suck and others don’t, and to sound like an ass and use the most overused cliche on god’s green earth….well, its a stock pickers market. Is $AAPL…

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A Good Time For Homework

Dow: -37.39… Nasdaq: -20.90… S&P: -6.25… The market has been going sideways now for about a month and the SPX over that time frame has been in about a 35 point trading range.  Its a good time not to press things, review your portfolio, and try to stay prepared for what could be next…a move…

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Market Video for 8/8/16

Last week’s top 20 % gainers Healthcare: CEMP (24.14 +34.34%), AMRN (3.33 +25.66%), IONS (36.12 +23.74%), PODD (43.16 +21.96%), CLVS (17.41 +21.92%), EXEL (11.17 +21.68%) Industrials: TWI (8.44 +27.69%), TREX (59.25 +22.16%) Consumer Discretionary: ETSY (13.77 +36.88%), CHGG (6.6 +22.45%) Information Technology: FLTX (59.5 +38.5%), AMKR (8.06 +28.14%), TSL (10.47 +26.91%), RAX (29.27 +24.93%), GOGO…

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Dead Calm

I believe I read somewhere that today was the slowest trading day since the Age of Pericles.  Earnings have been reduced to a trickle compared to the last couple of weeks and the market has managed to stay very resilient. It’s August and tomorrow is Friday, so I would expect more of the same. Today…

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Just Really Boring-It’s Summer

Dow +41.23 at 18355, Nasdaq +22.00 at 5159.74, S&P +6.76 at 2163.79 Russell 2000 +6.6% YTD S&P 500 +5.9% YTD Dow Jones +5.3% YTD Nasdaq Composite +3.0% YTD The market ended the midweek affair on a flat note as investors looked ahead to tomorrow’s policy statement from the Bank of England and significant data due…

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