Monthly Archives: January 2012

1.31.12 – On The Other Hand

We have four fingers and a thumb….  Keep reading for the explanation. The equity market continues with more of the same, a sharp opening move followed by retracing back toward unchanged.  Today the averages opened nicely higher but at the … Continue reading

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1.30.12 – Old Sayings

The equity markets battled back after a sharp drop on the open, “thanks” to concerns over Portugal’s borrowing costs.  Portugal is one of the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) that are in deep financial troubles over their debt … Continue reading

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1.27.12 – Mix ‘Em Up

This was the first week of 2012 that the Dow Industrials lost ground.  By the end of the day the Dow had lost 74 points to close at 12,660.46.  The S&P 500 Index fell .06% but the Nasdaq Composite was … Continue reading

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1.26.12 – Blog Will Resume Tomorrow

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1.25.12 – An AAPL A Day

Recipe for a nice move higher: Mix together one Apple when it reports spectacular earnings on the same day the Fed announces it will keep interest rates near zero through 2014.  Simmer gently until the Dow Industrials rise 83 points to … Continue reading

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1.24.12 – There’s No Place Like Home

Despite the fears that solar flares were going to cause the market to crash and burn today, things passed rather uneventfully with the Dow Industrials falling only 33 points on lower volume to close at 12,675.75.  The S&P 500 Index … Continue reading

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1.23.12 – I’m Melting!

The strongest solar radiation storm in seven years is expected to hit the earth tomorrow.  Some claim that these storms (technically known as coronal mass ejections) cause stock market crashes but I don’t believe that.  And even when a correction … Continue reading

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1.20.12 – Reversal Time?

Just enough time for a quick update before I have to run out again. You may recall that last year I created synthetic equity indexes – both long and short – using seven ETF’s each.  I created the long composite … Continue reading

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