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About Dave

David Steckler enjoyed 24+ years of experience as an investment counselor and portfolio manager before retiring. A former professor at Lindenwood University in Missouri, he also was a member and past president of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA), and a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA).

9.30.14 – End Of Quarter Fun And Games

The usual back-and-forth at end of quarter was very evident today as the stock market was here, there, and everywhere.  At the close the Dow Industrials had fallen 28 points to close at 17,042.93.  Both the Nasdaq Composite and the … Continue reading

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9.29.14 – Same Old, Same Old

The same concerns that dogged the stock market earlier this month are still around – geopolitical concerns and a cipher as to when the Fed will raise rates.  A nasty sell-off on the open was met with slow buying during … Continue reading

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9.22.14 – Blog Will Resume September 29

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9.19.14 – Time For A Rest?

After a few strong up days the equity markets took a break from the action, with the Dow Industrials inching up 14 points to a new closing high of 17,280.38.  The S&P 500 Index was down fractionally (.05%) while the … Continue reading

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9.18.14 – Hitting On All Cylinders

The market indexes hit new highs as fewer people filed unemployment claims and the Fed made it clear yesterday it intends on keeping interest rates low…for now.  The Dow Industrials shot up 109 points to close at 17,265.99.  The S&P … Continue reading

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9.17.14 – Blog Will Resume Thursday

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9.16.14 – The Squeeze Has Squozen!

I know I said I wouldn’t post today but the action was too good not to dish about.  News reports that China’s central bank is boosting stimulus measures helped give the stock market a kick in the pants that reversed … Continue reading

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9.15.14 – The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

The Nasdaq has been outperforming the other indexes but internet stocks being trashed today pulled down the Naz to a one-month low.  In contrast, the Dow Industrials climbed 43 points to close at 17,031.14.  The S&P 500 Index was essentially … Continue reading

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9.12.14 – Is GLD In Trouble?

Retail sales climbing spurred more talk about the Fed raising rates sooner rather than later, pulling down equities today.  The Dow Industrials lost 61 points on above-average volume to close at 16,987.51.  The S&P 500 Index was off .60% while … Continue reading

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9.11.14 – A Day To Remember

  I’m sure most if not all of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news thirteen years ago.  I sure do.  Although I’ve been back to New York many times since … Continue reading

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