Yearly Archives: 2010

Snaking Higher

Right now, it appears that nothing can seem to end the persistent climbing of the major indexes. Yesterday was no exception as the markets ended up higher by a few points. Energy and utilities provided a boost along with better-than-expected … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheers

Three things got the markets going early on yesterday. For one, there was some sigh of relief that dangers of another Korean shootout were laid to rest, at least for the time being. Second, rumor had it that N. Korea … Continue reading

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Leaving Blue Chips Behind

The Nasdaq quietly made a new 3-year high yesterday, but the Blue Chips were left behind as American Express and Boeing proved to be a drag on the Dow and prevented the index from climbing above the 11,500 level. Interest … Continue reading

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Going Separate Ways

Ever since the Fed implemented the latest round of Quantitative Easing early in November, stocks and bonds have gone in different directions. The 3-months chart above shows the SPY (S&P; 500) vs. IEF, the 7-10 Year Treasury ETF. Both hit … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Thoughts On Inflation And Deflation

The prospect of inflation, along with the destruction of the dollar, seems to be on many readers’ minds. Frank’s question is very typical: I have been reading your newsletter for over 2 years, and I enjoy your comments. I have … Continue reading

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More Trend Line Talk

In “Reader Question: More On Sell Stops,” reader Jon responded by saying the following: If you buy only when the index cuts above the trend line and sell when it cuts below it you will, by definition, realize profits equal … Continue reading

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