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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).

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11.25.14 – That’s All Folks!

I began this blog on August 3, 2009, when I was still working as an investment advisor.  The past 5 1/2 years have been something, haven’t they?  The Dow Industrials rose from 9,286 to 17,818, an almost 92% gain, while … Continue reading

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11.24.14 – The Nasdaq Roars

The market indexes set new highs – again – amid growing confidence in the global economy.  The Dow Industrials inched up just 7 points to close at 17,817.90 while the S&P 500 Index was a little stronger, gaining .29%.  The … Continue reading

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11.21.14 – Blog Will Resume Monday

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11.20.14 – Pushing ‘Em Forward

Yesterday the market pulled back; today it pushed forward with the Dow Jones Industrials adding 16 points to close at 17,701.85.  The S&P 500 Index gained .20% while the Nasdaq Composite tacked on .56%.  Chipmakers were higher after Intel raised … Continue reading

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11.19.14 – Taking ‘Em Back

Yesterday’s gains turned into today’s losses with the market pulling back as Fed minutes show the governors are concerned about deflation.  The Dow Industrials slipped only 2 points to close at 17,685.73 while the S&P 500 Index fell .15%.  Hard … Continue reading

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11.18.14 – Nothing But Clear Sky Ahead?

Equity indexes closed at new highs as health-care and raw-material companies rallied.  The Dow Industrials added 40 points to close at 17,687.82 while the S&P 500 Index gained .51%.  The Nasdaq Composite was up .67%.  Gold and silver rallied today … Continue reading

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11.17.14 – Getting Ready To Bust A Move?

The equity markets have drifted higher on weak volume since I last blogged two weeks ago.  Today the Dow Industrials inched up 13 points to close at 17,647.15 while the S&P 500 Index ticked up .07%.  The Nasdaq Composite slipped … Continue reading

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11.3.14 – Blog Will Resume Monday, November 17

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10.31.14 – Take A Memo

To:    From:    Re:   “In the next day or two either yields should continue higher or equities turn lower” That’s what I wrote yesterday and even a stopped clock is right twice a day: Yields rose as equities caught … Continue reading

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