Category Archives: Market Commentary

Traders Sell The Rip

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets An early follow through to the upside from yesterday’s rebound ran into resistance quickly, as traders were more comfortable adopting the mantra “let’s sell the rip” rather than believing the rally had substance … Continue reading

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Climbing Out Of The Basement—Again

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Stocks took an early dump to start the week, with the Dow being down at one point by 500 points, but a mid-day slow and steady rebound assisted the major indexes to slip … Continue reading

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An Early Dump Followed By A Mid-Day Pump

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Global markets in general collapsed early on with the Dow at one point being down over 700 points, and that only after only 1.5 hours’ worth of trading. Contributing to the sour mood … Continue reading

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One-Two Punch Knocks Down Markets

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets As I pointed our yesterday, sudden up moves can be ephemeral in nature, and even more so when they are based on hope and hot air. This is what we saw today when … Continue reading

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No Trade Deal, But A Cease-Fire Propels Markets

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets Even poor economic data points such as Ford announcing 25k job cuts, or subprime auto loan issuance soaring, could not derail the no-deal Trump and Xi announcement from the G-20 meeting. The agreement … Continue reading

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Approaching Resistance Levels

[Chart courtesy of MarketWatch.com] Moving the markets The November Fed minutes revealed that a rate hike was on the horizon, but the path from then on forward was uncertain and that “monetary policy in 2019 was not on a pre-set … Continue reading

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