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The End of May – Heading into June with CASH!!!
May 30, 2014
I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real – Nine Inch Nails Were we wrong to cash out? It's hard to feel bad about taking a 19% profit off the table...
Weakening Wednesday – Can Yellen Save the Day?
May 07, 2014
I told you so ! All of last week, I kept saying the market was only hitting highs because it was being manipulated that way and, by Friday we'd had enough and took our ill-gotten gains off the table...
Tempting Tuesday – Weak Dollar Props Up the Markets
May 06, 2014
Whenever the manipulators need to boost the markets, they just crash the Dollar . And what a dive we've had! As you can see from Dave Fry's Chart , the Dollar is down 7% since last summer and down...
Credits: Jon Bragg / Flickr Three leading US-base technology companies, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL) and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) added an additional $206 billion in...
What’s Behind Netflix’s (NFLX) Stock Big Run?
June 26, 2013
Despite triple-digit gains year-to-date, making the company’s stock the best performing one in the S&P 500 so far in 2013, Netflix (NFLX) has farther to climb, Andy Hargreaves of Pacific Crest...
Retail is Strong As Traders Shop for Ideas
May 08, 2013
Futures are basically flat as Europe has some green arrows. Japan tacked on another 0.07% and China is green, sustaining a nice three-day move. The U.S. has the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) at...
Everyone acknowledges that at its most basic level the stock market is driven by fear and greed. And, in the past, the immediate impact of fear has been far more dramatic than the short-term effect of...
From Money Morning
JA Solar Sets New Session High
February 02, 2011
Shares of JA Solar Holdings Co. (JASO) surged higher today after the company announced a deal to supply 400 megawatts of solar modules to one of the leading European specialists in photovoltaic systems...
Citi Ups S&P 500, Dow Forecast
January 03, 2011
Citigroup Inc. (C) investment strategist Tobias Levkovich raised his target for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In a note distributed Monday, Levkovich estimates a roughly 1,400...
Market Updates: First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), S&P 500 Index (SPX), American International Group (NYSE:AIG), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC)
August 23, 2010
First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) rose 3% to $128.63 as the top gainer among energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index ( SPX) . The solar panel manufacturer drew an upgrade to buy at UBS. First Solar was also the...
Charts From the Future: 5% Rule Update
July 25, 2010
Yawn! As I said in our last 5% Rule Update, way back on May 5th , I’m not a big fan of TA. We have our 5% rule and it serves us well enough but that’s a statistical analysis, not a technical one. The...
Bears Should Beware
July 03, 2010
I’m going to go through some signs that rabid bears might do well to pay attention to because I think the market is very close to a major bottom. (That doesn’t mean we are guaranteed to make new...
It's often said the stock market can deal with anything but uncertainty, but uncertainty is about all the U.S. stock market has to feed on these days - and that has translated into raging volatility...
From Money Morning
Caution On The Long Side Is Advised
May 14, 2010
Resistance and overhead supply levels are still in play. “On The 3rd To 4th Day Watch for a Reversal” Today is Day 4 and the indexes are struggling. The big question is do they sit here and work off...
Standard & Poor’s raised on Thursday the price target for its benchmark index S&P 500 (SPX) to 1270 from an earlier projection of 1215. According to the firm, the index should hit the new target by the...
Peter D - Confessions of the PSW Strangler
February 02, 2010
Peter D has a long-running and very successful system of selling premiums on a regular basis that’s well worth learning . We recently ran a collection of comments following through on some trades over...
Overheard on StockTwits: Back to Business
January 04, 2010
Each day we dive into the StockTwits stream and pick out some morning pearls of wisdom. Here’s what we found today: It’s the start of a New Year of trading and while the whole market is rocking some of...
From Howard Lindzon
A Real Breakdown or a Bear Trap?
October 26, 2009
Never Fear, Ben Will “Raise Rates Someday”
October 09, 2009
The Year of Indecision: SPX, Gold, Yen, Fed
September 15, 2009
Failure to Rally on Good News is Clearly a Change in Tone
September 02, 2009
The Best Short-Selling Opportunity of the Year
May 05, 2009
The Joys Of Spring
April 06, 2009
Daffodils are in full bloom, the grass has started growing again, and Macro Man is awakened every morning by the dulcet tones of birdsong through his bedroom window. Spring is also the time for Easter,...
Three Reasons the World’s Best Investors Are Wrong
April 06, 2009
The market is rallying. The S&P 500 is now up 114 points in the last 17 trading sessions… for a total rise of 16%. Astonishing. And the price strength of the move has all the marks of a massive new...
Micro vs Macro
January 30, 2009
It’s been a bit of a weird month, hasn’t it? For Macro Man, the last couple of weeks have really dragged by (including the always-crushing error of mistaking Wednesday for Thursday)….and yet he is...
The First Shots
January 22, 2009
For some time, Macro Man has held the view that one of the primary second-order risks of the current financial crisis and the concomitant recession would be a broad-based rise in protectionism and...
Perched On A Precipice
January 12, 2009
Was it really less than a week ago that the market and Macro Man were saying “I ? risk” ? Suffice to say that the enthusiasm has petered out pretty darned quickly, and everything now looks quite ugly....
Dr. Market Message: I Love Risk
January 06, 2009
That seems to be the message that Dr. Market is conveying thus far in 2009. The S&P 500 has already exceeded its maximum gain of 2008, when it briefly traded up 0.23% on the year on the first day of...
Can You Spare $4.6165 Trillion Dollars?
November 27, 2008
Apparently Your Government (And You) Can! Thanksgiving is here and the government is in a giving mood, it seems. The latest bailout / stimulus / call for help / "we have no idea what we’re doing"...