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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).

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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10.30.14 – On Fire

This market is on fire, even with news out the the Fed intends on ending QE soon.  Better than expected data on economic growth fueled today’s blastoff.  The Dow Industrials closed up 221 points at 17,195.42, while the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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10.29.14 – Blog Will Resume Tomorrow

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10.28.14 – Moving Sideways? HAH!

Showing once again the Mr. Market’s job is to make all prognosticators look like fools, good earnings reports and higher consumer confidence numbers sent the market sharply higher the day before a Federal Reserve Board policy announcement.  The Dow Industrials … Continue reading

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