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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).

10.22.14 – Way To Call It, Bob

Well, it looks like my ol’ buddy Bob was spot on; the Dow Industrials pulled back 153 points to close at 16,461.32.  The S&P 500 Index fell .73% while the Nasdaq Composite slipped .83%.  Surprisingly, Treasury yields were relatively unchanged. … Continue reading

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10.21.14 – Good Eye, Bob

No one is going to complain about a 200+ point up day except short players, but….how long will it last?  Right now no one seems to care.  The S&P 500 Index had its biggest day in a year as the … Continue reading

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10.20.14 – What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

The last three weeks have been quite a ride, haven’t they?  And today the market probably would have done much better had it not been for IBM falling off a roof.  The Dow Industrials gained 19 points to close at … Continue reading

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10.2.14 – Blog Will Resume October 20

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10.1.14 – When When Becomes Now

Stocks had their worst showing in weeks as the Fed remains on pace to end bond-buying this month.  The Dow Industrials tumbled 238 points to close at 16,804.71 while the S&P 500 Index dropped 1.32%.  The Nasdaq Composite was off … Continue reading

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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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