Monthly Archives: December 2009

12/28 – 12/31: No Posts This Week

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12/24 – And To All A Good Night

Merry Christmas!

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12/23 – The Century Mark

Post #100…woo hoo!  It has been fun. The market is drifting towards an early close tomorrow, with the exchanges closing three hours early.  The Dow Industrials closed flat today but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite had nice days, up … Continue reading

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12/22 – Everything’s Coming Up Roses

It looks like the decoupling between the U.S. Dollar and the stock market may have come to an end – both the Dollar and stocks rose again today.  And perhaps in a sign of too much complacency, the VIX (the … Continue reading

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12/21 – Is The Economy Improving?

According to Mr. Market, yes it is. Stocks rallied today and the 10-year Treasury Note climbed 0.15 percentage point, to 3.69%, the highest level since Aug. 13.  Bonds are falling (yields increasing) on signs the economy is picking up strength.  … Continue reading

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12/18 – Same Song But Different Day

The stock market continues dancing to the tune of the U.S. Dollar, which closed out its strongest week in months.  Although the dollar rose, equity indexes also rose today after spending part of the day in negative territory.  The Dow … Continue reading

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12/17 – As The Dollar Turns

Sounds like a soap opera!  Bloomberg summed it up best today: “The dollar rose to the highest level in three months while stocks and commodities slid as investors fled risky assets on concern the global economic recovery will stall. Ten-year … Continue reading

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12/16 – Tighter And Tighter

The equity markets closed mixed today, with the Dow Industrials down almost 11 points while both the S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite Index were up, .11% and .27%, respectively.  Oil prices rose the most in a month after inventories … Continue reading

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12/15 – The Gibson Girl

Back in the late 19th and early 20th century, artist Charles Gibson penned his idea of the feminine ideal – the “hour-glass” shaped woman, one who had a very narrow waist.  We’ll see that very shape in the stock market … Continue reading

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12/14 – It Was A Narrow Kinda Day

The stock market moved cautiously higher today on news that Abu Dhabi bailed out Dubai and Exxon Mobil Corp. agreed to buy XTO Energy Inc. for $31 billion.  The Dow Industrials advanced 29 points today to close at 10,501.05, while … Continue reading

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